The Laura Mary Teague Scholarship Foundation

By Laura Teague & David Breukelman

The Laura Mary Teague Scholarship Foundation is a visionary initiative designed to honour the legacy of Laura Mary Teague, PhD, and Nurse Practitioner, by supporting Ontario's nurses and nurse practitioners who are dedicated to advancing their expertise in the specialized field of wound care. Recognizing the critical impact of proficient wound management on patient recovery and quality of life, this fund aims to empower nursing professionals through financial assistance, thereby facilitating their pursuit of further education, training, and certifications in wound care.

The Laura Mary Teague Scholarship Fund is intended to stand as a tribute to the extraordinary contributions of Dr. Teague, in the realm of wound care. In the spirit of Dr. Teague’s inclusive ethos, the scholarship extends its reach to all applicants, valuing diversity and equal opportunity. Regardless of their current affiliation or geographical location within Ontario, applicants who exhibit a sincere passion for wound care, coupled with an aspiration to lead advancements in the field, are encouraged to apply.

It is the aim of the Laura Mary Teague Scholarship Fund to not only financially empower nurses and nurse practitioners in their educational endeavors but also to inspire a community-wide impact by elevating the standards of patient care through enhanced wound care knowledge and practice.

Annually, the fund will award a scholarship or scholarships to selected individuals demonstrating a passion for wound care, a commitment to clinical excellence, and a clear intention to contribute to the advancement of the field. By investing in the education of wound care specialists, the Laura Mary Teague Scholarship Foundation not only perpetuates the standard of care exemplified by Dr. Teague but also ensures that patients across Ontario benefit from the highest level of nursing expertise.


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Forever in our hearts❤

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Nathalie Adabachi And Samir Grover

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Eva Borland

I will always remember the laughter, love and joy that you brought into my life. Your memory will inspire us all and uplift us as we navigate the world without you. I am honoring your legacy and cherish the moments that we shared. EVA

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Nancy & Sean Oconnor

As her cousin, I will cherish the memories of growing up together and spending many holidays during our childhood. Laura was such a caring person, entering the profession of Nursing, was her calling. Her selfless nature will never be forgotten as she was always available to assist with our family.

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Anonymous

I will forever remember and cherish all our wonderful memories going back to growing up together in KL. Our family has been truly blessed and forever grateful for having you in our lives. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

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Lianne Jeffs And Dan Cass

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Joel Davies

On behalf of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. We are incredibly thankful for the excellence in care that Laura provided to all of our patients. She had an uncanny ability to connect with her patients. She was committed to her practice and excited to be on the leading edge of the specialty. We are extremely happy to see this foundation started and wish to see her name live on through helping to advance the care of the patients she loved so dearly.

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Pat And Allen Ahola

Laura was a such a special person to anyone lucky enough to have met her. She truly loved life, and embraced every facet of it with kindness, empathy, joy, and love. This scholarship is a true reflection of Laura’s dedication to the nursing profession she loved. She believed that all patients deserved the very best of care, and advocated tirelessly for them. How fitting that her life’s work will continue through this foundation, helping those who are truly committed to wound care. Laura, you will be forever loved, missed more than you know, and never forgotten. Thank you for being you.

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Angela Nickoloff

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Douglas Queen

Laura will never be forgotten, nor will her impact. I will miss her sense of humor and caring personality. One of my fondest memories is when she found out I was in Mount Sinai recovering from an operation and she said I’m coming to visit you. Of course she turns up with a drink and food as she said the hospital food is nasty lol. She always thought of others and was so kind. He’s an is a much better place now and am sure she is teaching them all about wounds each and every day. Rest in peace sweet lady and thanks for allowing me the privilege to know you 🥰

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Anonymous

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Liz Polatynski

RIP my dear friend; I will miss you always much love Liz ( Betty) Pat McNamara and the kids

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Luke Devine

On behalf of the GIM group - her dedication to patients and enthusiasm to improve our approach to wound care made a tremendous and lasting difference. Our thoughts are with her family.

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Janice Kwan

In loving memory of a wonderful colleague and patient advocate.

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Jacqueline, Amalor And Amanda

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Vigen And Katherine Nazarian

To honour Laura's unwavering dedication and contributions to wound care and enable others to follow in her footsteps, inspired by her legacy.

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Anonymous

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Jessica & David Netherton

In loving memory.

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Susan Hardill And Deepinder Brar

This is a wonderful way to honour Laura's memory. She will be so deeply missed, xo

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Vince Chien

Wow … we have lost one of the greats :(. I have had the honour of working with Laura at the Wellesley, St Mikes and Mount Sinai and I have learned a ton from her. Not to sound too cheesy, but Laura embodies all the values that we look for in best clinicians - compassion, collaboration, open sharing, and an unwavering advocacy for the vulnerable. In the realm of wound care, her clinical endeavors were not just about applying bandages or administering treatments; they were a compassionate journey into the realms of pain and recovery. Each interaction with a patient was infused with the genuine desire to understand not just the physical wounds but the emotional and psychological ones as well. Her compassion was the “healing balm” that transcended medical charts and touched the hearts of those under her care. Collaboration was her cornerstone. In a field where interdisciplinary teamwork is paramount, she fostered an environment where ideas flowed freely, where nurses, therapists, and fellow clinicians collaborated seamlessly. Her collaborative spirit was not just limited to her immediate team; it extended to patients and their families, recognizing that true healing often involves a collective effort. Open sharing was not just a professional ethos; it was a personal commitment. Her knowledge wasn't locked away in the confines of textbooks; it was shared openly with colleagues, fostering a culture of continuous learning. In an era where information is power, she believed that true power lies in the open exchange of ideas and experiences. Programs that she has helped to craft have national / international impact! And finally, her advocacy for the vulnerable was a testament to her sense of social responsibility. Everyone knew that Laura was a passionate voice for those who couldn't speak for themselves. She stood as a fierce advocate for the marginalized, recognizing that healthcare extends beyond individual patient rooms to the broader societal context. Going to miss you +++ my friend! Rest in Peace, Laura

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Heidi Matthias

A wonderful way to remember Laura.

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Nicole Deane

Laura was a one of a kind human. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched. May her memory and legacy continue to help others.

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Ella (helen) Ferrus

Thank you Laura for your unwavering commitment to quality patient care as you developed standards of practice for wound care and educated others to meet these standards. Your legacy will live on in others who will carry on your exceptional work. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.

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Kathy & Jim Mclenaghan

We will remember Laura for her nurturing and empathetic nature, promoting growth and development for those who had the pleasure to know her. She was not only a cherished family member, but a mentor and an esteemed nursing colleague. Laura’s leadership, her generosity and her quest for the advancement of wound care research and its application in healthcare will live on through this scholarship which makes this so special. Laura will be forever in our hearts.

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Anonymous

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Caroline And Tom Yanush

The hope for mankind is with gentle, kind, thoughtful, caring and positive people like you Laura.

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Terry Boylan

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Murray Stieber

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Sharon Grad

My sincerest condolences to David and his family. She was a fearless and selfless trail blazer and will be greatly missed.

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Stephenie Summerhill

We are so sorry for your loss and the Board and Staff at OCP send their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Jacqueline Joy

I am so sorry to hear this news. She was such a good person, mentor and colleague.

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John Blessing

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Alison Whyte

Happy Birthday my sweet sister...we miss you terribly! xo 💗

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Robert Cook

My condolences to Laura's family and loved ones. Although we weren't close these last several years she was a good friend while we were growing up in Kirkland Lake, working together as lifeguards at the K.L. Complex, and while attending Queen's together. I remember her as always being invested, and more often than not she was usually smiling; she was a genuinely lovely person. May she rest in peace.

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Devin & Silvana Duchesne

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Norman Teague

In memory of my cherished daughter, Laura

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Tanya, Jessica, Steven And Billy Basso

Dear Laura, we miss you so very much -your contagious smile and laughter will leave a huge emptiness in our family. We love you!

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Vimy Barnard-roberts

Such a fitting way to honour her legacy and celebrate the remarkable person Laura was.

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Anne Phillips

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Elaine Breukelman

In loving memory of Laura

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Smith And Nephew Canada

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Sandra And Carlo Dal Pai

Remembering Laura and all her contributions to the Nurse Practitioner Role. Pay it forward.

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Nikki & Ryan Netherton

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Anonymous

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Annette Quattrocchi

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James Morrison

Dear David, this is a wonderful initiative in memory of Laura’s legacy.

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Mary Dimeo

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Doug And Barbara Cooper

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Anne Kozluk

Dear David, We are so sorry for your loss. Hoping your memories bring you comfort in your time of loss and that it lifts your heart to know others share your sadness. With deepest sympathy, Anne and Barry

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Marjorie And Paul Harvey

With Love in memory of Laura from Marjorie, Paul, Christopher and Abbey xoxo

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Urgo Medical North America

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Kim Costello

I have very fond memories of working with Laura as a lifeguard in Kirkland Lake many years ago. It was clear then that she was destined to make significant contributions to the medical field, even as a young lifeguard. And she was always smiling! My sincere condolences to her family. May her memories fill your heart and lead you through.

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Robert Von Der Porten

Heartfelt condolences to David and all of Laura's family. So sorry for your loss.

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Nurse Practitioners Association Of Ontario

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Susan Blacker

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Rachelle & Mark Comstock

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Trevor Wereley

A Classmate remembered.

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Sheena Luck

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Nima Esmailzadeh

Laura, I will never forget your energy and enthusiasm! Love you and miss you!

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William Mundle

Laura was an inspiration to all those she touched and was a tireless advocate for her patients. She led with conviction and never shied away from a challenge. She touched the lives of so many in such a meaningful way. You will be sorely missed, Laura!

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Anonymous

David and family, Laura has been a joyful neighbour. We remember her hard work and completion of her PHD. She has been a wonderful example of a forward looking nurse. She should be remembered by this Scholarship.

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Sharon Gabison

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Alison Quigley

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Karen Bertrand

My deepest sympathies to David and the family. Laura was an extraordinary person and gone too soon. This is a wonderful legacy!

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Susan Chandler

In memory of an extraordinary clinician and person. You will be missed

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Mario And Jane Frankovich

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Joyce Rankin

My deepest condolences. Laura and I worked together at St Mikes and Sinai. Her loss to the nursing community will be felt deeply.

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Anonymous

The scholarship is a wonderful legacy for Laura.

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Lyndsay Orr

Laura was such a huge inspiration and mentor to me throughout our careers. She was always such a strong voice and advocate for those who couldn't always advocate for themselves. She challenged everyone around her to be the best healthcare providers they could be, always with a smile on her face! I will miss Laura so much but she will live on through all those she inspired. I love you Laura, and will miss you dearly.

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Nancy Parslow

In sincere appreciation for Laura's wisdom, passion and generosity to all that she touched. May her spirit live on through the gifts she gave and will continue to give to others. Rest in peace Laura!

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Kathy Hardill

What a bright light Laura was - a lovely human and an NP dedicated to excellence - what an apt way to honour her legacy

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Patricia Noe

I appreciated Laura's friendship,teaching and support in the Wound Care Clinic at St Mike's. She will be greatly missed. With Love and Prayers, Patricia

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Pat & Jim Armstrong

As a teen, Laura babysat our children. She was a wonderful person back then and we are so proud of the wonderful adult she became. What a legacy. So sad that she is gone.

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John A King

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Steve Ritlop

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Elaine Mah & Jorge Molina

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Rob Whyte & Christine Cook

Thank you Laura for all you've done to improve the health of countless patients, and for passing on your knowledge, dedication and compassion to others. Rest in peace, lovely lady. You have touched many lives and have left a beautiful big footprint!

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Anonymous

Laura will be missed.

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Vianet Inc

Our sincere condolences. Vianet Inc.

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Anonymous

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Michael Gekas

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Evelyn And Al Davies

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Diane & Dave Whyte & Banks

In memory of Laura

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Kathleen And Mark Hickey

What a wonderful legacy to honour Laura and her commitment and compassion.

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Smith Nephew Match-borland

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Vanessa Gear & Mark Francisco

What a remarkable woman. It has been an absolute privilege and honour to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laura’s family and friends.

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Anonymous

Dear David & Family: Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dear Laura. Such a special lady in every way. May all Laura's wonderful memories be a great source of strength to you and your Family. Sincerely, Dr. Stephen Gaines, Dr. Arti Patel, Harriet & staff at Sherwood Dental

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John & Peggy Lutecki

In memory of Laura Mary Teague. From John & Peggy Lutecki

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Karen Polansky

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Sally Owens & Marie Cliche

In memory of Alison's sister Laura...our deepest condolences to Laura's family

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Anonymous

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The Cosgrove Family

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Anonymous

To the Breukelman and Teague families, I'm so sorry for your loss. I consider Laura one of my greatest mentors who helped me become the professional I am today.

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Payton And Glen Fraser

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Allison Da Silva

Deepest condolences

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Anonymous

Such an amazing cause to provide education tor those who are unable to afford it. Thank you !!! Laura’s spirit will live on. Lots of love Christine 💕

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Jaquelyn Clark

This is a wonderful tribute to Laura’s clinical excellence in patient care.

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Gwendoline Macdougall

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Marielle Bryck

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Leanne Ginty

Laura was an amazing nurse. She was creative and innovative, and she thrived when faced with challenging wound care situations. She mentored many people to be better and promote good outcomes for our patients. She leaves a lasting legacy, and we will miss her dearly. So sorry for this profound loss. My thoughts are with her family and far-reaching network of friends and colleagues.

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Maureen Riley

Laura will be missed for her dedication to patients and colleagues, her smile, her innovative ideas and her kindness. I worked with Laura at St. Michael's, and always enjoyed collaborating with her on creative solutions for patients! She was inspiring! My condolences to her family and friends.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Laura was both a great friend and mentor. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Laura and her family.

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Anonymous

This scholarship is the perfect tribute to Laura's care and commitment to patients and her passion for nursing. Laura made our world a better place.

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Samworth Family

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Anne Baird

In honor of Laura Teague Breukelman

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Vanessa Gear

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Anonymous

It's so sweet of you, David, to keep Laura's Easter tradition going. Thank you. Thinking of you both.

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Luke Devine

on behalf of the GIM group

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Sarah Gorham

Thank you Laura for your passionate and impactful contribution to the Canadian wound care community. Your thought leadership and personal flare will be sincerely missed.

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Anonymous

Dr. Teague was an exemplary clinician. She always put patients first. He gentle teaching style influened many of us (not just the caring of wounds but how to teach)

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Anonymous

In honour of all the knowledge Laura bestowed on her NP colleagues.

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Mary Morningstar

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