Social Worker. Radiator of awesome. Nurse. Canadian.
Like most aid workers, Tracey wanted to make a hands on difference. Not just for the instant gratification of being able to meaningfully help those that need it, but because in many cases our time can do so much more.
The Vancouverite from Canada’s left coast wanted to take her medical training to those that needed it most.
In the wake of a natural disaster, there are often a lot of pregnancies that occur at once due to heightened stress levels. Now imagine the volume of pregnancies, injuries, and medical need after something like Typhoon Haiyan.
In her element, whether it was delivering babies, treating wounds, taking blood, or fixing up patients and educating them on how to stay safe and self-treat themselves for the remainder of the healing process she was on it.
In true Canadian style, with a couple of “ehs”, a quirky smile, and bundles of energy she was providing medical aid, but some much needed and under-served emotional aid to anyone she could.