Alive nurse Marc Vera with patient (photo credit: George Walker IV).

Alive RN Marc Vera became hospice nurse after partner’s terminal illness

I wanted my life to mean something,’ Alive nurse Marc Vera said. ‘I want to make a difference in people’s lives and help them through hard times.”

Here is an excerpt from the story:

Renee Waits, 60, of Mt. Juliet, said she appreciated Vera’s empathy and transparency when he took care of her mom.

“What impressed me most, I said, ‘Marc, I want to know the truth. Give me exactly. Is this it for her?’ He said, ‘Yes, it looks like 24 to 72 hours — and it was 34 hours and five minutes. He got it right,” Waits said.

“The truth? I wanted that big time. No sugar coating. When she died, Marc came out early and he was very sympathetic. He hugged me. He was good. Really really good.”

Vera’s parents, Jose and Ada Vera, said they could not be more proud of their son, and they’re convinced he made the right decision to switch careers.

“He’s being a benefit to humanity,” Ada Vera said. “That’s the bottom line.”

You can read the whole story here from The Tennessean.