Child of the Year Spotlight • Allison Winter
“I love Oley; it has been a great way to meet and hear about everyone.”
ThriveRx would like to congratulate the 2017 Oley Foundation Child of the Year award winner Allison Winter.
ThriveRx had a chance to get to know Allison at the Oley Foundation Consumer/ Clinician Conference this summer.
ThriveRx has been the proud sponsor of the Oley Foundation Child of the Year award since 2008. This annual award recognizes a child, 18 years of age or younger, who has been on home parenteral and/or enteral nutrition (HPEN) for one year or longer. Award winners are recognized for their positive attitude in dealing with illness and HPEN, as well as their ability to encourage and inspire others.
“When I was 4 years old, two tumors twisted my intestine and I lost all but 25 centimeters of my small bowel,” Allison said. “That is when I first went on HPEN.
The Oley Foundation stated: “Each medical crisis shows Allison’s strength in character and heart. She strives to be her own advocate, even writing her GI doctor a letter when she felt she wasn’t being taken seriously.”
I enjoy giving back to the Ronald McDonald House by baking cookies and donating travel-size toiletries. I also help my family care for special needs foster children. In my free time, I crochet, read science fiction, and host an Instagram account with makeup tutorials. This fall, I will be starting high school and would ultimately like to work with special needs kids or as a child life specialist. I love Oley; it has been a great way to meet and hear about everyone.”
Staff Spotlight Sarah Casey is a nationally certified pharmacy technician with extensive compounding experience. She is a member of the Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group Massachusetts pharmacy team and has worked with ThriveRx since 2013. Sarah lives in New Hampshire. Her passions include riding her motorcycle (a GSX-R600) and going to every concert she can. A few of her favorites have been Coldplay, Brand New, and Adele. She plays several sports, including volleyball, deck hockey, and flag football. Sarah loves Boston sports teams but has a soft spot for Tony Romo! Jillian Pauling and Gita Hosseini commented: “From the cleanroom, to the warehouse, to pumps, to customer service, Sarah not only can do it all, she excels in all areas of pharmacy. She keeps impressing us with her smartness, creativity, and talents. We couldn’t ask for a more dedicated and well-rounded lead technician.”
LEAD PHARMACY TECHNICIAN & EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Sarah Casey, CPhT
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