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MADISON (WKOW) To celebrate National Nurse’s Week, we have the story of a standout nurse in Madison.Susan Gold has been a nurse at UW Health for 26 years. “I like being somebody who makes the unbearable a little more bearable,” she says. “Just to be there for somebody is my favorite part about being a nurse.”Being there may be the understatement of Gold’s career though.”It’s hard to have your heart in two different places across the world,” she says. Since 2003, Gold has been using her vacation time from UW Health to travel to East Africa, specifically Kenya or Tanzania, to work with HIV positive adolescents. “It’s been life altering. It’s sometimes incredibly sad. It’s frustrating, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.”After receiving a Fulbright grant for her work in 2007, Gold began the non profit Talking Health Out Loud. She puts on a series of classes in East Africa, with the help of UW students,
teaching kids ages 12 to 17 facts about reproductive health while respecting their cultural values.”We try to help them see that the virus does not have to control their life, that they control their life,” says Gold.Whether in Africa or Wisconsin, these past 26 years have been the living proof of Susan Gold’s heart of gold.”It’s the best hardest thing I ever do. It’s the sacrifice that’s worth it. We’re always dirty, hungry and tired, but that’s just the way it is, and it’s worth that,” says Gold. “Often it just comes down to one person, being there for one other person. to make their life a little easier.”Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>Beloit PD seek Woodman’s hit and run suspectBeloit PD seek Woodman’s hit and run suspectBeloit Police are trying to identify a suspect in a hit and run that happened Saturday around 3:00 in the afternoon.Beloit Police are trying to identify a suspect in a hit and run that happened Saturday around 3:00 in the afternoon.Madison Police clock a car going 120+ mph on the BeltlineMadison Police clock a car going 120+ mph on the BeltlineCourtesy: Madison Police Dept.Courtesy: Madison Police Dept.Madison Police say a car was going more than 120mph on the Beltline early Saturday morning.Madison Police say a car was going more than 120mph on the Beltline early Saturday morning.One dead, three hospitalized after Cross Plains crashOne dead,
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