THANK A NURSE 2015: Yamile Cleter

Story By: Michele Wright, CBS 12 News Anchor
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla.-- Yami Cleter is an Assistant Nurse Manager at Delray Medical Center Critical Care unit. Her story of survival, tragedy and triumph is inspiring.

"I was born in Cuba. Both of my parents were physicians in Cuba. My dad a neurosurgeon and my mom a pediatrician. I knew I wanted to take care of people always."

She saw how big of an impact her parents had with patients and families and she knew she wanted to make a difference.

"Since I was a little kid I used to go to the hospitals with them. I would see everything around, their interaction how much difference they make in someone's life and that's what I wanted to do."

"It's rewarding at the end of the day and you're totally exhausted and you know you've done everything to help this person and the families that's what really does it."

Cindy Swilley is part of Yami's Delray Medical family. Yami holds a special place in her heart because she cared for her mother before she passed away.

"Little did I know that she would take care of my mom during her time that she was here. The type of care that she received from these amazing people exceeded my exceptions."

Yami says all nurses should be recognized.

"It takes a very special person to be a nurse. You have to have heart and you have to have compassion."

If you know an extraordinary local nurse, nominate them online at

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