Rosey is the nurse who cares for Cole after he’s mauled by the Spirit Bear. She’s the only—and according to Garvey, the best—nurse in the small Alaskan village of Drake. She’s short, has a round face, and is warm and jokey as she tends to Cole’s wounds. Rosey makes an impression on Cole, as he’s never seen anyone so happily and willingly make sacrifices for another person as she does to care for him. She does everything in her power as a medical professional to help him with his physical pain, but she makes it clear that it’s up to Cole to find ways to deal with the emotional pain of what happened.
Rosey Character Timeline in Touching Spirit Bear
The timeline below shows where the character Rosey appears in Touching Spirit Bear. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Cole to Ketchikan until morning due to the weather. Edwin introduces the Tlingit nurse as Rosey, the best and only nurse in Drake. When Cole shivers, Garvey passes Rosey the at.óow.... (full context)