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New Mexico nurse follows mom's advice: 'Never give up'


October 4, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Before he chose nursing as his career, Joshua Patton considered the priesthood and acting.

Look at Joshua Patton and you see a healthy man who appears younger than his stated age of 35, and as strapping as you might expect of someone who works out at the gym three times a week and works with dialysis patients as an acute care nephrology nurse.

What you might not see is that he's a dialysis patient, too.

But he's more than willing to let you see that side of him, too – especially if you're one of his patients.

"Any time a patient is diagnosed with kidney disease...

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