DALLAS (NewsNation Now) — Iris Meda had been a nurse for 35 years, but she came out of retirement when the pandemic struck. The 70-year-old taught nursing skills at Collin College just outside of Dallas, and she and her family believe it was the outreach that exposed her to the coronavirus.
“I love that she would be this person for so many people, without seeking glory,” said Selene Meda-Schlamel, Iris’ daughter. “It was all so quietly done.“
A new silence fills Selene’s home this holiday season. The woman she called best friend, truest confidant and mom is no longer alive to fill the world with soul and song. Iris was native to New York with a heart the size of Texas. The family shared many home videos and photos with NewsNation in which Iris can be seen dancing and singing in the car with friends. The lifetime nurse of 35 years found the best medicine in melody.