Andrea Dalzell is an outstanding and passionate Registered Nurse, a extremely lively Healthcare Advocate, Incapacity Rights Influencer, and most significantly, a robust Survivor!
Andrea Dalzell was born and raised within the coronary heart of the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, New York. On the early age of 5, Andrea was recognized with transverse myelitis, an irritation of the spinal wire that causes ache, muscle weak point and paralysis and was utilizing a wheelchair full-time by age 12. Though this analysis was very essential, Andrea let completely nothing get in the way in which of being all that she may very well be.
Andrea obtained her diploma from the Metropolis College of New York, Faculty of Staten Island, nonetheless, as a result of societal flaws, life after commencement for Andrea was solely the start of a protracted disappointing journey of attempting to persuade hospital employees that she might deal with the job duties of being a nurse in a wheelchair.
Andrea was topped Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, and utilized her title and platform: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Entry, to advertise her message and perception that individuals with disabilities can reside a satisfying life.
Whereas diligently attempting to safe a place in a hospital, Dalzell labored because the well being director, case supervisor, and an in-school nurse to make ends meet, nonetheless, she continued to interview in pursuit of her purpose of turning into a Registered Nurse.
After 76 interviews, Andrea Dalzell was lastly given the chance to show herself and was employed as the primary Registered Nurse in a wheelchair in New York state. As the primary registered nurse in a wheelchair in New York state; as of late Andrea Dalzell remains to be getting plenty of consideration for her function tending to coronavirus sufferers in New York Metropolis, the epicenter of the pandemic.
Ms. Dalzell has been in the end revered most for her affect and healthcare advocacy for the rights of these with disabilities all through her journey. As an advocate and activist, she’s has been acknowledged within the highlight over time together with being named New Mobility’s Particular person of the Yr (2021), Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize Winner, an ambassadorship with Urbane Scrubs, and options in United Spinal, HomeCare Journal, Apple’s iWatch marketing campaign, The Mighty/Yahoo, Forbes and in addition Nurse Blake.