Meet Mari Damhof: 2014 ONN Semifinalist
Mari Damhof, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN, Nurse Navigator, practices at Willmar Regional Cancer Center in Willmar, MN.
Patient Pearl H. shares how this oncology nurse navigator made a difference in her life:
"I have known Mari for nearly 4 years. I met her for the first time when my husband was receiving treatment at the cancer center. She was there to guide us through the maze of papers and insurance, and helped us gain special clearance for new drugs, which were very expensive and way beyond our means. Mari understood this and recommended foundations that helped us with these expenses. At every turn she was there for us, treating us as though we were the only patients in the entire cancer center.
Six months after my husband died, I was diagnosed with ovarian and metastatic breast cancer. Mari was and still is invaluable to me. She has navigated me through countless genetic tests and second opinions. She is intelligent, pleasant, a good listener and can lift your spirits in an instant. She is a treasured asset, not only to the cancer center, but to our community as well." —Pearl H.