I would like to take a moment to talk about the two most important and influential people in my life my parents Sabrina and Darren Hardnick. As I sat them down to talk to them about their past and their future I actually learned a lot more about them. It’s true when they say “you learn something new everyday”.
Being Hispanic to me is the strength the culture has given me to not give up. Hispanics in the United States face many struggles, not only when many decide to move to this country, but also the issues faced in the countries we come from. Being Hispanic has giving me values and responsibilities to represent who I am as individual; for my culture, my country, and my family.
My identity was formed by watching my parents over the years.Over ten years ago we immigrated to the united states, none of us spoke english. My parents had a me, a four year old and my sister who was a few months old so life was hard. The first few years we were in the United States my parents worked very hard to be independent from government assistance. Both of them worked full time jobs, while trying to go to community college. After years of struggling my parents have reached their goal, we are finally in a stable financial situation and their kids are going to school.
Growing up with one brother and sister, we were all raised by a single mother. She worked too hard to give us just enough. She was an immigrant just like my siblings and I, so her getting a job was difficult. From cleaning houses to babysitting kids, my exhausted mother would still make the effort to comfort all of us. She never gave up and did what she had to do to give my siblings and I a roof over our heads. We grew up having nothing, but the only thing that we did get was
Mrs. Berrand falls into the Black minority group and identify themselves as members of the low middle class. She completed high school in her country, but was unable to pursue higher education due to financial difficulty. She claimed there is no college graduate in her family so far, but most of the members of her generation, including her, were high school graduated. She values education and would like her children to have a higher education. When she arrived in the United States, she did different kinds of jobs with minimal wages until she had a chance to be trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) after 3 years that she had been in America. She works full time in a Long Term Care facility where she works very hard, providing personal
Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, or Hispanics, often are less likely than Americans to seek healthcare. According to Giger, this is largely due to their “communication difficulties, and lack of understanding that health insurance is needed” (Joyce Newman Giger R. E., 2008). Their view and satisfaction of healthcare, may be less prevalent than in the
My grandfather asked me “Which one?” I respond “Let’s get this one”. Little did I know that guinea pig was my dinner. Guinea pigs or cuy are not pets but food in Ecuador.When I arrived at the airport it looked like any typical airport, but it felt as if I was in a different world. I remember seeing a whole bunch of random people at the airport. And then this whole group of people is crowding around me and it took me a while to put all the pieces together and I see my brother saying hi to everyone and then I realized holy cow this is my family. On the way to the car I was counting how many people were actually here and I had 6 uncle 's, 6 aunt 's, more than 15 cousins and 4 grandparents. I could not believe my eyes for the first time in eleven years I was with family. The first two weeks living in Ecuador was a challenge.
Today I would like to introduce you to my hero who is an strong, elegant woman who has been a role model for me. Her name is Ethel Peashock. She is my Great Grandmother, whom is in her early 90’s. She was born on December 19, 1922. She has lived in Monessen, Pennsylvania almost all of her life. She is a strong woman who worked to help her family survive the Great Depression. She got her first job at the age of 15 working in a school lunchroom. She also ironed clothes and babysat. Then once she got done with her other jobs, she would clean her neighbor’s house for a quarter. During her childhood they had to grow a majority of their own food, and they had to jar food for winter. She told a story about how every Sunday all the kids that lived
Mexican culture has been characterized in literature by an accepted framework of values: familism, respeto and simpatia (respect and congeniality), curanderismo (folk healing), religiosity/spirituality, and the importance of language are among the most important. In a typical Mexican family, the father is the breadwinner/decision maker also known as a machismo. There are positive and negative ways people see this; the man in the family holds great responsibility, whilst still seen as rough around the edges. The mother falls under the caregiver role, whom force holds the family together and shares cultural wisdom. Family is an important value in the Mexican culture.
As a child, my mother always worked forty hours making minimum wage while my father had two jobs and worked even more. Although I never spent much time with my father and my mother was always taking care of her children, I knew they loved us very much and wanted the best for us. My mother and father often lectured me to be grateful of my education and to take advantage of that opportunity to excel in my education and become a doctor to help those who are ill. This way I would not have to work myself to death like they did every week and I could support my own family. Every night my mother had us all pray before we went to sleep, thanking God that we at least had a home, food and shelter.
When I think about the person I am today I think about the people that have helped raise me. We all grow up with different experiences, environments, lifestyles, and people in our lives who help shape who we are. One person that has made a big impact in my life would be my nana and her name is Bea Wilson. She has been in my life since the moment I was born. My nana has shown me that you can make something good out of bad situation.
who has had the greatest influence on your life for many of us it 's our parents a teacher or even a famous person that comes to mind throughout my life I 've wondered who I am what I would grow to be but without Dolores truth is I would be nothing today I would like to pay tribute to my birth mother Dolores van Dabney is the epitome of strength love and selflessness Dolores had a rough upbringing and an even rougher life she was the fourth out of eight children her father murdered her mother at her sixth birthday party all the children were placed in foster care fast forward to ten years later she met Joe fell in love got married they have 4 beautiful children 3 boys 1 girl a horrible accident clean the life of all four children that day
Hi Stacey, I totally agree with your point that “All healthcare workers need to be more aware of how they treat immigrants. It is important to be reminded of what these people are going through, not understanding what people are saying to them”. I also couldn 't agree more that dealing hispanic or other Non-English speaking patients are time consuming. We all know, except for Native Americans, all Americans are immigrants. Our country was built on immigrant energy and enterprise, and people from all over the world still emigrate to America. Some come for political reasons, others are joining relatives, and some come for work. 15 years ago when I came to this country to join to my husband I know that I felt the exact same way that many immigrants
School has always been easy, this has often made things boring and being interested in what we’re doing is hard. I want to go to college to be challenged. I want to go to college to get a job; I want to go to college to open up opportunities for the future.
My mom is my best friend, my sister, and my mom; I tell her everything and she tells me everything! I am so thankful I have such a strong relationship with my mom, because some people do not have a mother figure in their life at all. My mom is my modern day hero because of her strength, generosity, and confidence.