My parents abandoned me and my sister when I was 16 years old, I felt lost in a world I couldn’t understand and I couldn’t fit in. Now without the help of my parents how in the world I was going to face all the problems that were coming. I never said anything in school, but I was homeless and I needed support and one of my friends let me stay in her house for few weeks. I spent my four years of high school homeless and living with different friends, trying to overcome all the hunger and all the problems I was facing. It was hard, but I made it with the help of my friends, I not only learned the language but I graduated with honors.
“Who made all of this beautiful gingerbread?” she asked. I only understood much later that Alzheimer 's disease was already then taking away my beloved grandmother from me. This was the last Christmas my grandma spent in her own home. By the time I turned four she had to move in with us as Alzheimer 's took its toll. Living with my grandmother gave me the opportunity to grow up under her guidance.
I struggled to recovery from his death but decided I would get an education in his honor. Life curveballed this desire when I moved to Maine. My family bought a farm which needed significant repair work. The repairs took almost four months to complete which delayed my schooling. My mother also had a stroke which left me with my duties on the farm and my responsibility to help her recover.
I should be considered for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Scholarship because I have proved and accomplished more than what I thought I would be capable of in my education, I am passionate for the health industry, and I financially need to be to succeed. I will continue my education by pursuing my goal to become a Registered Nurse. I first considered Registered Nursing when I joined the Health Academy and realized how passionate I was to help others. Throughout my years in the Health Academy, my passion grew drastically. My summer of 2015 was dedicated to two internships; one being a Medical Assistant (200 hours) and another as a Physical Therapy Aide (80 hours).
Every day I regret the moments when I was complaining about GMS. However, when I actually stopped complaining and studied hard, great things returned back to me, like making new friends and getting good grades. You always have to live life to the fullest, because you may never know what life is going to throw back at
We beat the odds and became two healthy baby girls. I feel like I want to help other babies have the same chance that we had to live healthy lives. I should receive this scholarship because to help me get through college to complete my degree in nursing. I have already accomplished one of my goals to be a CNA and I was president of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) while in
Until I decided to go to Lenape, I had not had any plans for what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. When I learned I could graduate as a Certified Nurse Assistant, I was interested immediately. However, I knew I wanted to accomplish more than that. I love learning and I have a lot of empathy so I knew healthcare would be a perfect match for me. I chose nursing specifically because I love the idea of taking care of people, and nurses make a huge difference and have such an impact on the patients and their loved ones lives.
Public speaking has never been for me. I have done many class presentations through my years at high school and I’m excited to say have slowly been getting better. When every I speak in public my face turns red, my hands began to sweat, and I begin to fidget. I would really like to overcome these nervous habits. Also, throughout the course I would love to learn enunciate my words and present a clear, concise speech.
My body ached, I stopped eating and tried to stop feeling by sleeping for close to twelve hours a day. Luckily my parents, god bless their souls, fought tooth and nail with me almost every day just to get me to sit up and get out of bed never mind leave the house. In the winter of 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. As time went on I was able to get treatment and by late spring I was back at school. When school ended in June of 2015 I wanted to continue on to my senior with the rest of my classmates.
For some, my Papa, for example, the news that they had passed away came from nowhere but for others, like my Granda, I watched them deteriorate over time. Regardless of how I 've come to cross paths with death, it 's never been easy. The first time I remember losing someone: I was only four. My Great Uncle Edward meant the world to me, and although I was very young I have many fond memories of him. From eating porridge together in the mornings to helping my mum clean his house, not a day went by I wasn 't in his company.