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Humans of Partnership: Talitha Marquez

two female health care workers wearing protective gear

‘If you’re going, I’m going.’ That’s how that started. We had just heard that the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was short-staffed, and they needed help. My personality is, I need detail. I need more information. At this point, I knew nothing, but I couldn’t let my buddy go alone. It didn’t matter that we didn’t know what we were going into. We needed each other and we had each other. We were all scared but to know that I wasn’t in it alone, he wasn’t in it alone, that made it better.

Talitha Marquez, RN, clinical nurse manager (Southern California)