Janine Paiste-Ponder

Janine was a registered nurse in Oakland, CA.

“As small as she was, she fought one of the biggest enemies known to humankind. She fought with no weapons - only her heart, love and her skills as a nurse. She is a hero.”

Janine was a spunky, warmhearted friend — and a tough advocate for patients. She was 59 and leaves behind her husband and their two beautiful daughters.