How Does Mema Influence My Life

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As a young child many influences such as, tragedy,and birth order can heavily influence who we are and what we become. Experiencing tragedy at a young age such as, the death of family member, can heavily influence what we become. As a two year old, I had attended my Grandmother’s (who I called Mema) funeral. At the time I hadn’t understood the true reality death I had assumed that Mema was going to wake up. The six months previous to her death I watched her go from a vibrant, generous loving woman to frail and helpless. I remember feeling helpless and confused about why mema was so sick. Her untimely and depressing death ultimately inspired me to help people in the way that I couldn’t help mema. I found that in nursing I can help touch many

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