Erin Friedman started as a nurse in 2007 in pediatric hematology/oncology/ BMT. Erin has worked at 3 institutions in many capacities - bedside RN, care coordinator, nurse manager, and clinical educator. Being a part of APHON, an organization that brings together nurses from around the world with one common focus, pediatric hematology and oncology, means so much to Erin. Knowing that we gather nurses to learn from one another is so inspiring. As Erin talks to colleagues in other areas of nursing who don’t have the capacity to harness the power that APHON provides, she is grateful to be part of an organization that allows her to work in partnership with and learn from colleagues around the world. Erin draws professional energy from the collaboration and dedication of the nurses that care so passionately for kids with cancer and blood disorders.