Showing posts from May, 2016

You Are invited to the 3rd Annual MS Fundraising Dinner on May 29th 2016

Over the last 15 years, I have worked with many patients with MS. The journey is like no other. The limitations can become overwhelming. The desire to see progress at times may seem impossible. Your Mind becomes your best friend when your body becomes your enemy. When asked to support this cause 3 years ago, I knew that this was important especially with Tionna being diagnosed at age 17 with an illness that still has no cure. This year I will be speaking about Mental Wellness, resiliency and what is needed to conquer living with Medical Challenges. You are invited to the 3rd Annual MS Fundraising Dinner on May 29th. Support this great cause Join us on this special day to help those battling with MS. Advance tickets are available for $30. D/m for more info. Ticket link below. Your support matters! Multiple sclerosis today is WorldMSDay, a day to recognize the 2.1 million people Living With MS…


Toronto gun violence must be addressed by entire city!
As a parent and a Nurse, my heart goes out to the family of Candice Rochelle Bobb who was remembered by childhood friend as a loving mom.
The 35-year-old left three children behind, including a premature baby delivered by emergency C-section on the night of the shooting.    Baby in stable condition after pregnant woman shot dead in Etobicoke read every headline as Candice Rochelle Bobb, 35, was sitting in the back of a car when she was shot. She never got to meet her baby, who was delivered four months early by emergency caesarean section.
A comment on CBC  website stated   "If the Black Lives Matter group is truly concerned about reducing gun violence and the murder rate in their community, they should consider forming a "Neighbourhood Watch" type of organization. If they would expend as much energy trying to protect each other from violence within their community as they do condemning the police, they could put a m…


original post 02/21/15- revised 04/07/16
Get Pink'd!

Hey it's your girl JA Nursing here  I wanted to give every one a shout out for particpating in Get Pink'd with me over the last 2 years  Get Pink’d! is back!
BUY A BUTTON AND WEAR PINK ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 Get Pink’d! is a fun way to support the cause
and taking part is easy!

Men join in  too 

Get Pink'd!
Is annual wear pink day in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. From coast-to-coast, organizations, businesses, schools and community groups come together to raise money for breast cancer research through this fun and easy fundraiser!

For a minimum donation of $5, you will receive a Get Pink’d! button to wear.
You can then show your support by adding a pop of pink to your attire for the day!post it online with the HASHTAG #GETPINKD don't forget to tag me @janursing on any of my social media pages for more info call 416-567-7556  or email

In 2015, 256 organizations inclu…

"The Disease of a 1000 Faces” May Is Lupus Awareness Month

Original post-Jan 13-2014 

Hello all let's welcome  May with some knowledge. Last year I was asked to write about Lupus. The request came from a friend in Jamaica. Lupus has  become a disease that is affecting  individuals in our  own community more often than you know.  May is  Lupus awareness Month and like all illnesses, I will continue to share information and encourage awareness and support for those living with Lupus and other health issues. 

No one knows for sure what is the cause of lupus, but  What we do know is that, in lupus, the immune system (the body’s defense against viruses and bacteria) is unable to tell the difference between intruders and the body’s own tissues. Trying to do its job, it attacks parts of the body, causing inflammation and creating the symptoms of lupus.Until science fully understands how the immune system works, the specific cause of lupus remains unknown. As your advocate is is very important for you to understand the necessity surrounding explai…