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I'm a sympathetic and empathetic person. I've always loved working with children and elderly from a young age. When I was in elementary school I use to be apart of a club that went to a nursing home once a week. We provided companionship for them. I've always been drawn to helping/caring for others. I've had several different nannying jobs on top of daycare jobs. But I've also always wanted to get involved with working with elderly again. From 2009-2012 I helped my family care for my very sick grandmother on and off. Until 2011 I lived out of state, but when I came back was when I was able to help more. My grandmother fought stage 4 ovarian cancer from May 2009 until she passed in November 2012. So, I'm used to being around someone sick and helping them out with something as simple as cleaning. Back when she still lived on her own I'd go over to her house at least twice a week to help with cleaning, cooking , watering her plants, or even gives keeping her company. Once she got too ill to live alone, she came to live with my family and I for a good 6 months. So, providing care for her became a daily part of my routine. I've always been attracted to being some sort of caregiver. It is truly my life passion to help others. I enjoy getting to know the people, knowing I can help make their day or even bring a little light back into their life by helping them or providing companionship.

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

I actually had friends and family who were already working within the healthcare system well before I had ever given any thought to doing it as an occupation. One day, as I was visiting with my grandfather in his hospital room, I met a guy who was sharing with me that he had a sister a couple floors up from my grandfather, who was literally taking her final breaths, and he expressed how he wished he could grant her last dying wish. I asked what that was, and he said, "to hear the song Amazing Grace sang one last time." Touched by his story, I expressed to him how I would be so honored if I could sing it to her! Without hesitating, he said, "absolutely!" By this time, we are boarding the elevator, heading toward his sister's room. He gathers all the family, and we enter. As I began singing, I noticed a calm, peaceful look on her face as she quietly listened to the words of the song...her favorite song! Needless to say, there wasn't a dry eye in the room (including mine). I visited awhile longer before leaving to return to my grandfather's room. I left there feeling changed somehow. I was humbled by the beauty of life through the eyes of a dying soul! It was at this very moment when I knew that this was my calling --- my purpose in life, and I took off like a rocket, and I never looked back! I have six years experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, but many more years experience as a caregiver and companion prior to becoming certified. I both, enjoy, and love what I do an

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)