It is with great sadness that we announce that Danielle Stratton, DNP, will be leaving Panorama Pediatrics as she has taken a teaching position at SUNY Brockport and will be working full time with nursing and nurse practitioner students. Danielle has written a wonderful letter that we wanted to share with all of you:
To All of My Dearest Kiddos and PPG Families- I wish I could name all of you individually, but the list is way too long:
It is bittersweet that I announce to you that August 9th, 2019 will be my last day at Panorama Pediatrics. This was not a decision that has been made lightly, but it is an important one, with an irreplaceable opportunity of a lifetime ahead for my career, that I cannot turn down. I am following my dreams, that if you could have asked my 25 years ago starting my career towards nursing, I would have never in a million years thought I would have accomplished all that I have today and will continue to do. I have my family, friends and all my patients and their families, like all of you, to thank for making an imprint on my life, my heart and my career, to want to make this world a better place for all children and their families. This includes shaping, mentoring and teaching our future nurses and nurse practitioners that have the calling to Pediatric Nursing. I have accepted a fulltime nursing faculty, Assistant Professor position with tenure track in the Nursing Department at SUNY Brockport starting this Fall 2019. This in addition is my alma mater, so I am going back to my roots and giving back to where it all began for me.
On that note, I do what I do every day for all of you, your present and your futures. Every single day walking into PPG, has reminded me why I do what I do- to listen to you, to help guide you in whatever moments you are having (the good, the bad and the ugly)…to laugh with you, to cry with you and when you needed it, to hug you. I thank you all for allowing me to enter your life and your family. I thank you for trusting in me to care for your most precious gifts- yourself and your children. This truly has been one of my greatest gifts in my career, and that I am forever grateful for. I know some of you I have seen grow through the years, and a few of you have just begun your journey with meeting me…but I will say, goodbye is not in my vocabulary. There are no Goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be a part of me, who I am and the nurse practitioner I have become, and the journey I will continue to walk. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay awhile, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. I truly thank you all for your part in my journey here at PPG and forever in my nursing career.
As the last few weeks approach, I will close the door to another chapter I have written, open the door to the a blank page that the story is yet to come, take a deep breath, step through that door and start a new chapter in my life and career.
So I leave you with one of my favorite sayings: Live every moment, Laugh every day and Live beyond words…and to my PPG kiddos- you can be and do anything in this world, dream, dream big, work hard and be determined, and make those dreams a reality, because anything is possible!
Blessings always…Danielle Stratton