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OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) – An Oxford native is in the running to be named America’s top nurse. Edwin Koen has cared for children at St. Jude patients for 19 years. He is known as “Mr. Starburst” for the fruity candies he hands out to patients to offset the metallic taste of certain medicines. To parents, he is also known as a tremendous beacon of support for their children battling cancer. You can vote by going to Johnson and Johnson’s “Amazing Nurse’s 2012” facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/jnjnursingnotes/app_435838129764336, until September 28th.

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