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Hickory House nurse follows dream to encourage resident with cancer

Resident Mary Troop surrounded by associates showing their support

This is the story of a nurse who had a dream.

Joy Mattson is a registered nurse at Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. She knew that one of her residents, Mary Troop, a retired nurse, had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. Mattson noticed that Troop was becoming depressed and that her hair was beginning to fall out.