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Nurse Sends Messages of Care Through Book, Video

Candy Campbell, RN, wants to reach out to families and nurses through education. That’s why she wrote the children’s book “My Mom is a Nurse” and directed the film “Micropremature Babies: How Low Can You Go?”

Now Campbell, an NICU nurse for more than 15 years, was asked to be a spokeswoman for the California Chapter of the March of Dimes. In this role, she says she will help with fundraising and speak at March of Dimes events.

“My mission is just to help families cope,” says Campbell, who adds that a portion of proceeds from her book and movie benefit baby-friendly charities including Easter Seals and March of Dimes.

“Micropremature Babies: How Low Can you Go?” was a 2003 finalist for the International Medical Media Awards, also known as “The Freddies.”

Campbell says her aim is to get the video into the hands of parents. Hospitals also have used the video as a training tool because it addresses what parents of premature babies are going through.

“It asks important questions we need to be asking,” she says.

Campbell adds that the theme in her work is all about telling the truth in love. “I want them to laugh, but I also want them to be touched.”

Her book became available for sale the week of Mother’s Day, which also was National Nurses Week.

“My Mom is a Nurse” is available for sale online.

“The stars were aligned,” she says.

The film — which was a finalist for the International Medical Media Awards — and the book are available to purchase online. Learn more about Campbell’s work and view the movie trailer at

By | 2020-04-15T14:59:41-04:00 June 15th, 2009|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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