Last week Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, a two-time childhood cancer survivor. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she’s also a former patient there. When she was 2 years old, Brown was diagnosed with a rare type of childhood cancer. She underwent chemotherapy for a year at the AFLAC Cancer Center. All the while, she said, her parents tried to help her have a normal life, watching movies while she was in the hospital. When Brown reached high school she learned she had cancer again. Brown underwent chemotherapy again and radiation. She also learned from doctors that she’d have to stop gymnastics and cheerleading. But it was her encounters with nurses she had as a toddler and then years later as a high school student that pushed her to decide nursing was her calling.