Citrus Memorial Hospital July 19, 2018

"It was Cherry Ames who got Cathy Desanti into nursing. The heroine of 27 novels, Cherry Ames held many different nursing jobs (student nurse, Army nurse, flight nurse, cruise nurse, dude ranch nurse, etc.) and solved mysteries and captured criminals, a la Nancy Drew. She had a red convertible, and everything went her way. I wanted that," said Desanti. That influence led to a career that is 40 years strong -- and still going..."

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