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Javier Hern√°ndez, RRT

Volunteer Respiratory Therapist

Javier was born in Miami as the son of Cuban immigrants. He started his career as a registered respiratory therapist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 1990 where he served in various roles. In 2003 Javier was promoted to Director of the Pulmonary Care Department, Pulmonary Function Lab and Asthma Center. He earned his Masters of Healthcare Administration degree from Barry University in 2011. Javier met his wife and fellow VACC Camp staffer Laura Hernandez, DNP at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and together they have 3 children, Katherine, Karolina, and William. Javier has been participating in VACC camp since 1996.

"Like Easter and baseball season, to me VACC camp is a rite of spring. I set my calendar around it, and look forward to it every year. At first I believed I wanted to help families that were less fortunate, however, I soon realized that first year that I would receive so much more from the campers and families that I could ever give them. I am grateful to have had the fortune of learning such valuable life lessons from the campers and their families through our interactions over all of these years."