The Otero/Lincoln County SANE Program has once again lost an amazing Nurse and friend. Last night, we said good-bye to Vickie Diamond, and our lives will never quite be the same. Vickie was truly all the words typically used to describe a person, wrapped up into one amazing package. Her positive energy was her hallmark and that energy touched every part of her life. She literally lit up a room, whenever she walked in, making everyone near her feel comfortable and loved. She was a fiercely dedicated ER and Forensic Nurse, often spending hours per week on her regular ER shift, only to spend her “days off” caring for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. And she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Vickie was passionate about providing the absolute best care possible to victims, always looking for ways to make our program even better. Vickie, along with ER Director Liz Estrada-Klein, made it possible for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence to receive Medical and Forensic care in their own community at Lincoln County Medical Center, alleviating the need to have to drive for hours to Alamogordo or Roswell to see a SANE Nurse. Though Ruidoso was her “home base” Vickie never hesitated to jump in her car and make the drive to Alamogordo for a SANE exam when needed. Always with an incredible smile. Vickie was truly a one-of-a-kind person, one-of-a-kind Nurse and one-of-a-kind friend. Those of us who were blessed to meet and work with her are forever changed. Rest Easy, until we meet again. You have certainly earned it.