I love the healthcare industry.
One of my very first “real” jobs was working as a Resident Assistant, turned Weekend Cook, turned Activities Director, turned Marketing Intern, at a rural long-term care facility in the heart of Sweet Potato Country, USA (Vardaman, Mississippi, anyone?).
There were some great moments, like receiving over a dozen hugs from my newly adopted “grandparents” after every piano rendition of “When the Saints…”
My college years weren’t characterized by wild sorority parties, study abroad opportunities, nor honor school retreats.
Instead, they were spent caring for my two-time cancer survivor, five-time hip replacement recipient grandmother suffering from late stage Alzheimer’s.
Driving her to and from doctor’s appointments, preparing meals and distributing medication, ensuring post-op physical therapy compliance dominated my college years.
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