Marti Simpson to get award from Red Cross for helping earthquake, flood victims
Making a difference in at least one person's life matters.
That is what UMC nurse practitioner Marti Simpson realized after traveling around the world to provide medical assistance to natural disaster survivors.
Simpson, who took a year away from her work at University Medical Center, returned from her last destination - El Salvador - on Feb. 13, the same day that a 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the country.
She said she still feels guilty about leaving the earthquake's victims, but she had to return to her work at the UMC's cardiology department.