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What nurses do every day is more important than winning an Olympic medal

Let’s enjoy and celebrate Team GB’s incredible achievements in Rio – but take a moment to acknowledge that nurses are heroes every day, says nursing student Georgina O'Reilly-Foley.
Olympic team returns from Rio

Let's enjoy and celebrate the incredible achievements of Team GB in Rio but take a moment to acknowledge that nurses are heroes every day, says nursing student Georgina O'Reilly-Foley

I adore the Olympic Games. Team GB and hundreds of other athletes around the world sacrifice so many years of their lives, shedding blood, sweat and tears for a discipline they believe in.

Being able to represent your country and have the whole nation supporting you must be amazing.

Making mum proud

I asked my mum if I could ever make her as proud as the athletes parents and she replied: You already do, Georgina. You do a job that only a special type of person can do. Yes, we can all be kind and caring but only a few of us will

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