My Calling to Help Others

I don't remember why I was in the hospital, but I recall looking outside the window and playing with the blinds when a nurse entered the room to check how I was doing. Then, she asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I didn't know. Then, she told me that she had become a nurse because she likes to help people, which made her feel good.

Her words stayed with me. I went on top of the list of professions, and I decided to become a doctor to help others. I went to a Medical Assistant program in my senior year in high school. After working for a year in a doctor's office while getting my Associates's Degree, I knew being a doctor wasn't an option. I would get migrates, and the day I stopped working there, all my headaches went away. I was lost and became depressed. What am I going to do now? If I can't even be a nurse, how can I be a doctor?

I spoke with my school counselor. I told her I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I wanted to help others. That is when I learned about human services. So I went to school and worked full time, and I became the first person in my family to get a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services.

I have given people hope, assisted women in a domestic abuse shelter, assisted disabled homeless individuals in getting a home, and educated people about independent living skills, how to adapt and use different tools to achieve their tasks.  Today, with Disability Creations, I want to be committed to making more disability products and educating people more about the Disabled community

I always say that helping others is like feeding the soul. My soul is happy and full of love. The nurse didn't only change my life; she gave my life meaning. That nurse will never know that because of her, I helped so many people.

I want to ask you a favor when you talk to a child or anyone. Tell them something positive because you never know what impact that will make in their life. Be that stranger that changes the life of someone in a positive way.

Do you have someone that made an impact in your life?


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