Devin has served as a nurse in the U.S. Army for the past seven years. Only 6 months ago, she was diagnosed with something that would change her life forever: a brain tumor.
Brain surgery removed the tumor, but damaged a part of Devin’s brain, causing her to develop seizures. The brain tumor and epilepsy have been the hardest experiences of her life, yet they have been the biggest blessings in disguise.
Devin has lived most of her adult life caring for our nation’s soldiers in her role as a nurse, but was unsure of where to go from there. Devin has witnessed first-hand the crippling side effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental disabilities in the military. She has seen the negative stigma associated with receiving behavioral health care for these disabilities. Devin realized that she wants to focus her efforts to help these individuals.
She plans to be a part of the movement that destroys the stigma and the perception that receiving mental healthcare is associated with weakness. She wants to continue to serve our nation’s heroes and become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to care for those who suffer from any mental health disorders, including the mental health effects of epilepsy.