THANK A NURSE 2015: Angelica Ligas
Story By: Michele Wright, CBS 12 News Anchor
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Angelica Ligas is a telemetry nurse at West Boca Hospital. She is truly loved by her patients and is an inspiration to all with what she calls her "Cinderella"Â€Â story of hope.
"I was 5 years old when my father died and our house burned down. Nothing left but a dream. But I didn't give up on my dream."
Angelica says heÃ¢Â€Â™s grateful for her mother, her family and her faith in God which has been her strength and support.
"I thank God for my mom who helped me get to school. We don't have money to go to school. But I was able to go to school on a scholarship and I know how important education is."
Like Cinderella, Angelica feels her dream has come true, treating her patients like family and working with such a great nursing team.
"West Boca is a small hospital but we are family here and that makes a difference."
But her work does not end in South Florida. She a woman and nurse on a mission traveling to give back to her community in the Philippines.
"We go house to house. Rain or shine. But you know what I know how it feels. I've been there so I know that giving them something they need is very important. And what I have is something I want to share with them."
Angelica has been called the "real-life angel", but she feels that all nurses deserve recognition.
"Being a nurse is being a hero. All nurses are heroes. We save lives we're dedicated. We're committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients and that's something that is priceless."
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