All my life I had dreamed of following in my mother 's footsteps and becoming a UConn Huskie. I had watched every UConn sporting event with my parents for as long as I can remember. I 've acquired many autographs of players over the years and even obtained a basketball signed by Jim Calhoun. I remember the devastation I felt when I learned the major I was pursuing was not offered at UConn. I had graduated high school convinced I was going to be an accomplished architect.
Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to grow up and be a doctor, and i still have that dream. My choice of major is Biology: Anatomy and Physiology to later go on to medical school and become an ER physician. I feel like I have always been push to be a doctor and that is why I just ended up really getting into it more and more as I grew older. I actually grew up with a variety of people in the medical field including my mother, which is when I truly realized that science and the human body fascinated me. I was ten when my mom decided to become a Medical Assistant (MA), and she would always take me to her classes with her and i remember I was just always so mesmerised by the idea of the human body.
Speech-Language Pathologists in Long-Term Care At the beginning of my senior year in high school, I was still having trouble deciding what I wanted to do with my life. My mom, who works as a COTA in nursing homes, always pushed me towards nursing or physical therapy. Neither occupation interested me, nursing was too broad of a topic for me to handle and physical therapy seemed too difficult. A friend of mine brought up Speech-Language Pathology one day, a term I was unfamiliar with. I researched the strange word “pathology” and was surprised that I found the profession interesting.
I completed high school in Honduras, where I was reared. I always dreamed of becoming a doctor, this is why; I decided to come to the United States to study medicine. The transition from high school to college affected me. This was because I had never lived with my mother. I grew up away from her; she has been living in the U.S, for most of my life.
Alice lived in a house in a suburban area, new railroads were being built just a mile away. She became a doctor’s assistance to a family friend and ended up marrying a doctor. At the age of 21 she had three children. Her Gender impacted her life because she wanted to be a doctor like her husband and go to a medical school, but could not because
When I first applied for college at YVCC my goal was to get a certificate as a medical assistant. But after attending two-quarter I talk to my advisor and we decide to change my goal and instead of just receiving a certificate I decided to take a step further and go the whole way. Therefore, my goal is to achieve my associate of applied science as a medical assistant. I have always had obstacles in my life since I was in high school, but I have always found the way out. To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible.
My Experience in the Health Care Studies Program It feels like just yesterday I was a freshman in college unaware of what was before me. Now that I am about to be a graduate, reflecting will be bittersweet as this road comes to an end. When I was in middle school and high school I was always attracted to the medical field. Though my interests changed from wanting to be a doctor, to a vet, and then to an occupational therapist, my “dream job” always stayed in the medical realm. I believe this stems from me being an empathetic person and genuinely wanting to help others in any way I can, especially the people who are looked past including those with a disability or mental illness.
Throughout the years I have juggled many different career options, and I have finally set on one that I know is for me. I plan on pursuing a career in Physical Therapy, this will include attending USI for three years of undergrad, and then transferring to a graduate studies for my remaining 3 years of schooling. I have already been accepted into the University of Southern Indiana, and I will be starting there next fall. When it came to choosing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life I spent a lot of time having absolutely no idea, then my life got turned upside down. I tore my ACL, and needed a surgery right away.
Throughout my life a have faced many adversities. From being homeless, dealing with my mother’s fight through cancer, facing the death of my mom, to moving to another state and starting over. But through all my hardships I have never given up, I have never lost site on what is important and the sacrifices I may face to follow my dreams. I am seventeen years old, in my last year of high school applying for colleges. I never thought I would make it this far, let alone have the passion to work in health care.
Embracing Equality I am twenty-four years old. I am a man, I work full time, I take college courses, I am married and I am trying to figure out how to best support my family. I work as an Emergency Medical Technician and have always dreamed about being in the military or becoming a firefighter, police officer, or someone who can help make a difference. I still have that dream, but instead of wanting to do these traditionally male dominant careers, I have chosen something a little less common. I want to become a nurse.
Originally, she wanted to become a nurse but knew her mother could not afford it. During the interview Tracy said, “I was a hothead during high school and I knew that the army could teach me the discipline that I needed.” Before entering the Military, she obtained a masters in Healthcare Education and minor in Adolescent Counseling/ Phycology. In July of 2012 she started her third and final deployment in Afghanistan Kuwait. Her role of Accountability and Strength Management simply meant that she accounted for all soldiers and units in the field. She stated that the only stressful aspect of her job occurred when soldiers went missing, one aspect of her duties including enforcing the rule of no soldier went home until their “buddy” was found.
My father is a doctor and my mother is a teacher and they are very much in love. My parents had been married for two years when the had decided they wanted to come to Miami. They thought it very long and hard when making the decision. But they wanted growth and a place to start a family. So Dominigo Reyes (father) spoke to his wife Ileana Reyes (mother) and explained how he could study for his boards and become a doctor in the United States.
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.