Heart of Oncology Nursing

Simple Acts of Kindness

Kevin Penn

patient care, compassion, cancer survivor, nurse involvement, art of nursing
CJON 2013, 17(1), 93-94. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.93-94

Hello, my name is Kevin Penn and I am 41 years old. When asked to describe who I am, many labels come to mind. I am a husband to Kristin-my soul mate and love of my life-father of two young boys, Oliver (age 6) and Elliot (age 4), as well as a brother, son, friend, coworker, executive at a public company, and a bicycling enthusiast. Those labels, and maybe a few others, largely define who I am. I also happen to be a leukemia survivor. As a result, this makes me a representative of the thousands of patients with cancer that you see and treat on a regular basis.

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