Bonnie Kearns has seen the best and the worst of humanity. As a nurse with the Canadian Red Cross, she’s been called to the scene of natural and man-made disasters around the world, including 9/11 at ground zero, where she worked at a rest centre for firefighters, police officers, and workers clearing debris.
Bonnie began volunteering with the Red Cross while working as an emergency room nurse in Sarnia, Ontario.
Following her retirement Bonnie dove in head first with her first major deployment being to Afghanistan, where she worked as a nurse educator in a public hospital.
Despite the dangers involved in some assignments, and missing her family during long deployments. Bonnie says its worth it. So why does she do it….