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In an age in which people are finding it more and more difficult to get along, Edna Darko is a dynamic example of how we all should behave and relate to each other.

Darko gets along with all different types of people, and even goes beyond to love them all as well. She understands and gets along with people from a variety of backgrounds and ethnic groups and works together with them to achieve common goals and objectives. She also sets the standards for diversity and making diversity work in her workplace and life.

She has dual citizenship in the United States and Ghana, and plays a constructive role in both countries.

As a nurse at the Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Darko is an exemplary young professional proving technically competent and demonstrates her love and compassion for people as she takes care of her patients. She is a model citizen in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and at Geisinger has been fortunate to have her part of its team. She is and will continue to make a great contribution to the community and its people.

“I try to reduce suffering and care for those who are unable to care for themselves,” said the compassionate nurse.

“It is by the grace of God that I have achieved many goals in my life. He gave me the strength and the ability to do what I am doing today,” admits the young woman.

She quotes the following: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16.) Beloved, Jesus is coming – let us live and continue to trust in him.”

Darko was born in Ghana and came to the United States at age 13. She graduated with a BSN in nursing from Drexel University, and her mentor has been her friend, Vivian Asakoma.

She attributes her success to following in the steps of Jesus and trusting in God on her path to success.

“My goal is to help alleviate suffering,” she explained. “Though nursing can be challenging, in the end, the smile that brightens the patient’s face is what matters most. There is no greater joy than seeing a patient get better.”

Her parents have provided her with tremendous support throughout her life, to which she is very grateful.

Darko belongs to the Nurses Union, SIEU.