Julia Fukuhara has been a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse for the past nine years. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2010. Julia integrates a holistic approach to taking care of her patients. She recently received a grant to study yoga as a complementary therapy in children and families with cancer and blood disorders. Julia also works as a certified yoga teacher and fitness instructor. Her extensive knowledge of nutrition and fitness allows her to help guide families to a healither approach to treating their illnesses.
In her own words:
"I believe that medicine is circular as opposed to linear and that wellness is all encompassing. This not only includes the body, but the mind and spirit. I constantly remind patients and families the value of exercise, eating healthy, and finding like minded individuals to inspire and support them. Every day I find inspiration from the patients and families that I encounter. It reminds me that every day is a gift and to live life to the fullest."