BALTIMORE (WJZ) – When Dr. Nelson Malone first came to Johns Hopkins Medicine as a student, he didn’t know that his grandmother, Marion used to work here, clean up the same floors where he currently serves patients, going back to the 1950s.
“When she was about 20 years old, she actually ventured from faraway Virginia to come to Baltimore, to the big city, to do some work and find herself here at Hopkins helping with some cleaning, ‘ said Dr. Malone.
Some 70 years later, when he learned she worked at the hospital, his journey to becoming an emergency doctor became even more special.
“Most people who come from communities like me come from there, you don’t see that very often,” he said. “We’re not seeing people get away with these cases.”
Dr Malone said his grandmother’s values of compassion, empathy and service helped propel him to become a first generation high school, University and graduated from Harvard Medical School.
He also told WJZ that watching her take care of his sick grandfather as he grew up was another thing. important coefficient in his decision to become a doctor.
Dr Malone said: “Watching her as his caregiver played a huge role in my decision to choose medicine.
Marion had the opportunity to see her grandson come to Johns Hopkins as a resident just before she passed away last month.
“I am beyond what my nana, probably most of my family, would imagine,” Malone said. “And Therefore that’s a great thing you know, last year she was here, she was witness I am finishing medical school and starting my career. ”
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