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Brother, sister tandem meet goals in new city

August 3, 2018

Devin and Colt Kevwitch are a brother and sister with the same dream — to be registered nurses.

And now that dream has come true, as both begin their careers with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital as registered nurses in the surgical and coronary care units. But it wasn’t always that way.

Moving to Ludington from Florida in 2014, Devin, 22, and Colt, 24, started at the hospital as Environmental Services Technicians and worked up to their current positions.

“I’ve kind of always known I wanted to be a nurse, so just having this hospital here in our community, I already knew I wanted to work here once I knew it was here,” said Devin.

While working at the hospital, Devin and Colt both attended school at West Shore Community College to become registered nurses.

“We’re just so blessed to have the hospital here and West Shore down the road from us. We were able to go there and finish nursing school,” she said.

While attending nursing school, Devin held the environmental position and got her foot in the door as a nurse aide at Spectrum while also becoming a licensed practical nurse at MediLodge for a year.

“I totally believe in putting your time in and working up and it’s been really rewarding,” she said.

With so many aspects of life to juggle, it was having her brother and family by her side that helped make the dream a reality, she said.

“A lot of perseverance got me through. My end goal of getting my RN — my ultimate goal was to be here and work here as an RN and that’s what really pushed me through. I had a lot of support from my family, so that made it easier, and my brother to lean on too,” she said. “We were each other’s backbones, helping each other through the process.”

Read the full story in the Thursday print and e-Editions of the Ludington Daily News.

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