Brittni Clements, daughter of CJ from KTDY, has had a life of many highs and lows. A model student in elementary and high school even throughout her parent's horrible, public divorce. An award-winning gymnast. A scholarship, she earned all by herself, to UL as a pole vaulter on the track team. A degree in Exercise Science from UL. An internship at Disney in Orlando that led to an actual job. Then in February of 2016, it all came to a screeching halt when she was diagnosed with cancer while working at Disney. Without a major cancer hospital, at best, she had three to four days to live.

After spending 39 days in Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida and watching the incredible nurses that tended to her night and day 24/7, Britt decided to return to Lafayette and UL for her second degree. This time in nursing.

When Brittni decides to do something, the best thing to do is to get out of her way. Even with a compromised immune system, still undergoing cancer maintenance and taking medicines that didn't make her feel all that well on most days...she went back to UL for a second degree. This time for nursing and this time on her own dime.

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In May of this year, Mary 'Brittni' Clements became Brittni Clements RN, BSN. And after careful thought and consideration, Brittni has signed a 2-year contract with Lafayette General. She'll be assigned to the 8th floor and is very excited and nervous as her first day will be in a few weeks.

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Brittni will be able to live at home and get real-life hands-on experience at Lafayette General. The future may take her outside of Lafayette, but for now, she's excited to start her nursing career at a Lafayette-based hospital.

Thank you Acadiana for loving and caring about my family. To this day, people will stop us on the street to say they pray for Britt every day, still. We are so proud of Brittni. She is an amazing young woman if I may say so myself. She will be such a wonderful nurse. Brittni is a perfectionist and that will show in her work. For such a tiny little thing, she has a huge heart. And I know she will give a tiny piece of it to everyone she cares for during her lifetime as a nurse. Thank you Lafayette General for believing in Brittni. --CJ