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WTAE-TV: 'Angels' Recognize Work Of Nurses At AGH

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Anyone who has ever spent time in a hospital knows of the invaluable and often thankless service provided by the nursing staff.

But a group of nurses at Allegheny General Hospital wants to make sure family and friends of nurses who've passed away know the service of their loved one was appreciated.

The "Angels of Allegheny" offer personalized memorial services for the families and friends of nurses who have died. Much like a police officer's memorial, the service honors nurses for their uncommon valor and their loving care.

A recent memorial celebrated Pittsburgh native Darcy Abouzaki, who lost her battle with cancer last year in Texas, where she worked as a nurse.

Hearing stories of Abouzaki's 16 years of compassionate care was important for her family.

"It was sad for my mother because she saw me care for my sister during her illness and she realizes what amazing people nurses and caregivers are and little recognition they do get," said Abouzaki's sister, Carmen Botti, who is also a nurse.

To read more, visit the WTAE website.

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