"...my sister was scared..."
Barbara Fernandez, Nursing Student
TranscriptIn 2003 my oldest sister was diagnosed with 4th stage Glioblastoma a brain tumor that is often seen in children. It was the first case in our family, it was a big surprise. My sister was scared about all the situation and she didn't know what to do or how long she was going to live. She received radiation and chemo. It was not easy, at least for her because she was very weak because of the treatment and depressed about the whole situation. I was with her all the time giving her support, motivating her to keep going, and telling her that this was an obstacle in her life that she could overcome. After spending three months with her I realized that I could take care for people and I decided to become a nurse. My Philosophy of Healthcare is to be someone who cares about people not just treating them but someone who can provide them with company and who prays for them.
Updated: January 10, 2011 - 12:29pm - by Yvette Saliba