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Guest Column: Barnes Plans To Give Back Through Nursing


June 26, 2017

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Rhiannon Barnes and Glenda McCarson of Blue Ridge Community College.

By the time Rhiannon Barnes graduated from Brevard High School in 2008, she had already dealt with more challenges than many people deal with in a lifetime. During the summer of 2006, Rhiannon started experiencing symptoms that do not usually affect the typical 16-year-old.

An athlete since middle school, Rhiannon knew that fainting spells, decreased appetite, fatigue and trouble breathing signaled that something was not right. Numerous doctors' appointments left her and her family without any logical explanations of why she was not feeling like herself.

In the first week of her junior...

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