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Meet Myra Dorris, LCSW with Visiting Nurse Association



From a very young age, Myra Dorris knew she wanted to help people. After losing her right arm in a horse accident as a child, she received a level of care from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital that she wanted to pass onto others.

“I received excellent support from the nuns, and, at the age of 8 was exposed to what people can do to make a difference.”

Though this incident eventually led Myra to a career in social work, initially, it brought some challenges that she progressively overcame with time and patience.

“When you’re young you face a lot of different things, such as learning to write, learning to wash dishes, doing different thing