A Surprise Present from a Father Leads to a Lifetime Love of Horses

Lyndsey Threlkeld, Staff Writer

From extensive heart medical research to working with horses,  Combs High School’s newest nurse Brenda Allen, loves to help out with whatever she can.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Allen’s love for farm life and horses started at a young age.

 “One day my father bought a horse and brought it home, my mother was kinda freaking out but then everyone in my family ended up really loving them,” Allen said  

Allen has a passion for barrel racing, one thing is she hopes is to become better with hard work and dedication. Barrel racing is something she has enjoyed for a long time.

“I would like to have an opportunity to compete in a higher level of barrel racing,” Allen said

Working with horses for 20 years now Allen has always loved working with all kinds of farm life. Allen feels like she has always bonded with horses and other animals.

“I just feel like I bond with all sort of animals and horses have always been a passion, I love working with them,” Allen said 

Allen may have a passion for farm life, she also found love  working in the medical field. 

She has a medical background, she also worked on clinical research for a while that involved working with medications and medical devices.

“I worked in the intensive care unit for several years, then did clinical research for about 10 years, mostly with heart related medications and devices” Allen said 

Before Allen became our school nurse, she worked as a prison nurse. Most things she saw she didn’t really expect. She saw a lot of illnesses and she had to use her nursing skills to the fullest.

“I also worked as a prison nurse, I am a certified diabetes educator,” Allen said 

Allen has a decent amount of medical background, She also worked on clinical research for a while that involved things with medications and devices.

“I worked in the intensive care unit for several years, and then did clinical research for about 10 years, mostly with heart related medications and devices,” Allen said.

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