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WHO AM I My name is Tabitha W. K. a Christian Married with two children. I am full of hospitality from Nairobi Kenya and I say 'Karibu' meaning next time you plan for a safari you are most welcome in Kenya. I trained as a secretary and further in accounting with over 10 years of experience and as a CAN/HHA/PCA with over 5 years experience. I watched my mother take care of my grandmother and fell in love with her attitude and caring hand. It's my moment now to also take care of the elderly regardless who or where I am I got the spirit in me. I am a caring individual; I laugh, cry, hurt, smile and love. I have gone through so much joys, sorrows, heartbreaks and lots of happiness I cherish each day of my life, I live like there is no tomorrow. So when you laugh, cry, feel hurt, I will be there to smile to you and love you, I will always be there for you, we shall live like there is no tomorrow, living each day at a time. I am strong. Each passing moment is a new life experience for me and makes me grow into the person I want to be. Day by day, hour by hour I take a new step in my life, a step towards another, into a world full of knowledge. In every ladder of life, I will walk with you I hold your hand and we shall walk together; both shall be full of strength I make mistakes, but have the courtesy to learn from them and not make them twice. I have a great shoulder for people to lean on; i can make an excellent friend. I am a good listener I am efficient and reliable you can count on me I am honest and dependable. I am a team player and works with no or minimal supervision, will always offer solution to a problem and not complicate issues. Am easy going i.e. I can interact easily with people depending on age, strengths, weaknesses and I am full patience. My hobbies are travelling, cooking and walking.
I have always had a passion for helping people. I always knew I wanted to be a health care provider. I received my CNA license at the age of 17. I took time away from the field to raise my 3 children while they were very young, however. It was very important to me to be able to be with them full time. Especially as my middle child was born with a severe disability. So I postponed my career goals at least until all were school age. Upon caring for my mother this past year as she battled terminal lung and brain cancer. I became overwhelmingly inspired to return to nursing. She was admitted to a Hospice facility with \"days\" to live. It was the experience together at this facility I became very inspired seeing the level of care my mother was able to receive in her last days. I was also highly appreciative for the care they staff, and facility gave to my entire family during the darkest days my family had ever experienced. They answered all our questions honestly while maintaining professionalism, but doing it in a way that was comforting and empathetic. My mother was able to pass after 4 days with dignity, and reasonably pain free. They were respectful after her passing and let us take all the time we'd like, and handled my mother with utmost respect cleaning her, and preparing her for the funeral home. They even provided some grief counseling for me about a month later. It was a life changing experience being a part of her final moments, but the caregiver in me couldn't stop thinking about how appreciative I was to this staff. In such a heartbreaking situation was this ray of light calling me back to health care. I wanted to show others, and their families the kind of complete care I was given. I wanted to make a difference and help best I can other families in similar situations get through it a best as can be possible.