Please hold in prayer one of our former students, Stephanie Daveggia, who passed away on November 1st after a brief illness.
In this Month of Remembrance, let us pray for Stephanie's family and friends and for all whose hearts are hurting.
- Campus Ministry
Stephanie Lynn Daveggia
February 15, 1993 - November 1, 2016
How can this be?
Are my eyes deceiving me?
I recognize this name
A former student--one and the same.
Stephanie Lynn was twenty-three.
Now suddenly, eternally free.
A candle too soon extinguished
Now glows in heave, unfinished.
Stephanie's life will forever teach
How far kindness can reach.
Nursing career just begun
As her soul rose towards the sun.
When a star in the sky shines bright,
An angel heals with her smile and light.
Remembering the many she has loved,
Continuing now from heaven above.
It was a true pleasure to meet and work with Stephanie during her Associate Nursing Degree's Behavioral health clinical nursing rotation in the Spring semester of 2015. Our time together convinced me this young lady was a born nurse with a compassionate heart and curious mind.
Stephanie's smile lit up the room, making everyone around her feel better, less anxious and more hopeful, including colleagues, patients and myself.
I was delighted to give Stephanie a reference to my Alma mater where she was working on her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree.
Also a gymnastics coach, I can only imagine the skills blended with self-esteem these youngsters learned with Stephanie's motivating leadership.
It feels unreal that someone so young and full of promise was taken in the blink of an eye after an unexpected medical illness. My heart goes out to Stephanie's grandparents, parents, brother, family, many friends, instructors, students and her dog, Josie.
Stephanie's sudden death reminds me of the importance of living every day to the fullest with as much kindness as we can manage. She was a role model, always making a difference with her optimistic attitude accompanied with that infectious smile.
Rest in peace, sweet girl, and thank you for the many lessons you taught by your example.
Until next week, wishing you peace,
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