Stories of Family, Hope, Loss and Healing
By Ismael N. Nuño, MD
Inspired by his exposure to death and the possibility of saving lives from the loss of life, Dr. Nuño shares his experiences. Personal experiences have had major impact on his professional career and personal viewpoint.
In one story, Dr. Nuño shares how his sister stopped breathing and had no pulse, while in flight from California to Paris. He was able to bring her back from the brink of death. Earlier in his life, he had successfully given his father CPR, while on a visit to Mexico.
Yet later, in another personal story, he is unable to revive his own daughter, as she loses her battle with Anorexia Nervosa. In life and death situations, he was able to be there for loved ones, including the final moments of his daughter, and both of his parents.
These personal experiences have made his mission to educate and help people understand the necessity of care, love, and life. Dr. Nuño served in the military during the Gulf War, Walter Reed Medical Center, in Washington, DC, and as the Chief of Cardiac surgery in Los Angeles, CA.