I am a Registered Nurse BSN ,BAAS with over 10 years experience in the healthcare field. In 2015 I became a patient with stage 3 colon cancer.
Being in and out of the hospital for appointments,chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries, allowed me to see the healthcare system, through the patients' eyes.
I saw a 'maze', that was difficult to navigate.There were moments of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and vulnerable at times.
After a particularly rough day, I decided that there had to be a better way to navigate through all the physicians, pharmacies and therapies without feeling so overwhelmed.
It was clear, something had to be done.
My experience as a nurse equipped me to advocate for myself. I wanted to do the same for others who felt the same frustration.
Today I use my knowledge of healthcare and experience as a patient to make a difference in people's lives.
At Shield Health Advocates, we help and guide clients and their loved ones all over BC's Lower Mainland by empowering them and giving them peace of mind.
We are a team of highly trained professionals whose only goal is, to make sure that you and your loved ones are empowered and educated on all aspects of your health.