I was a candy striper at St. Mary's

Linda Fields
volunteer (1960's)

My first memory of St. Mary's was in 1953, when my sister, Karen, was born. I remember seeing her in the incubator in what must have been a neonatal unit. She didn't survive, but my impressions are still strong to this day.
My parents and I lived around the corner on Ardmore St., and when I was 10, I wanted to become a candy striper. When I was finally old enough to do so, my wish was granted. Once again, my memories are of St. Mary's.
That's where I learned how compassionate the nursing staff was and what a fine hospital it was. I went on to become a nurse, and now, since I am no longer in Rochester, I still remember those wonderful old days. Thanks for being such a great institution.