"...I felt like I couldn't go on anymore..."
Mayra Santiago, Health & Biomedical Sciences
TranscriptWhen I lost my daughter my life was turned around. I was in the hospital in this private room while my daughter was in ICU. My best friend came who is my daughter’s godmother. She had told me that my daughter Zanny had told her once that if she should ever die, she wanted to donate her organs. I was crying and my heart felt that I couldn’t go on anymore. I didn’t know what to say. All I know is my daughter is dying and I didn’t want to say yes, but then I remembered one time that she did a paper on my oldest daughter Jenny, her sister, who has Down’s Syndrome. Zanny had learned that her sister had a heart problem. That is when she told me that she wanted to donate her organs. When we had that conversation, it was one year before she died. At the time, I didn’t want to, but now I feel that my daughter lives on. My Philosophy of Healthcare is being there for people that need me, cure them, heal them, and be there with them through their pain and suffering. I am a caregiver and that is what I’m destined to be.
Updated: October 18, 2010 - 2:22pm - by Yvette Saliba