"A Dose of Reality" is a
Dutil's sincere and
engaging personality shines in this energetic and
interactive program. Her compassion and
emotion grabs you, pulls you in, and leaves you with
a new respect for your physical and mental health.
"With a unique of serious and
humor, Linda empowers the audience to make good
choices and stay safe."
This assembly makes a lasting
difference in young people's lives. In a very
appealing yet straightforward manner, Dutil delivers a
fascinating……….dose of reality!
Linda Dutil, R.N.
(Emergency Department Nurse)
Linda Dutil grew up in the town of Stockbridge,
Massachusetts. As a teenager and college student,
she watched the lives of close friends altered by poor
choices involving drugs and alcohol.
Eventually, she moved to the state of Maine where she
met and married her husband Brian. Her long time
fascination with science and medicine finally brought
her to nursing school.
While her children were young, she completed her nursing
degree. She soon discovered her love and
fascination for emergency room medicine. "I found
that making a difference in someone's life was a
tremendous personal reward," she states.
Fifteen years ago, a local Deputy from
the Sheriff's Department called and asked for Linda's
assistance in a local school. He asked her to share
personal stories and to show the students what happens
as a result of poor choices.
The response to this first
presentation was tremendous from both staff
By sharing her experiences as an ER
nurse, Linda helps students consider the
consequences of poor choices and enables them to
develop healthy attitudes about life. "The
emergency room is the last place anyone wants to
visit," Dutil states. "I hope to make a
lasting impression on young people across the
country. I want to empower them with the
skills that they need to make good choices to stay