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    Dawn Barba, a nurse at Valley Children's Hospital, is happy she choose to adopt her son, Phillip, now 11, when he was an infant being treated at the hospital for heart problems. Calling the decision to adopt the tiny ward of the state a "no-brainer," Barba says, "It doesn't matter how long God's going to give him to me. I am going to make the best of it."

Dawn Barba, a nurse at Valley Children's Hospital, is happy she choose to adopt her son, Phillip, now 11, when he was an infant being treated at the hospital for heart problems. Calling the decision to adopt the tiny ward of the state a "no-brainer," Barba says, "It doesn't matter how long God's going to give him to me. I am going to make the best of it." Craig Kohlruss ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Dawn Barba, a nurse at Valley Children's Hospital, is happy she choose to adopt her son, Phillip, now 11, when he was an infant being treated at the hospital for heart problems. Calling the decision to adopt the tiny ward of the state a "no-brainer," Barba says, "It doesn't matter how long God's going to give him to me. I am going to make the best of it." Craig Kohlruss ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Valley Children’s nurse adopts a big-hearted patient

March 07, 2016 8:00 AM