It’s something that will come in handy as she looks at creating her own job when she finishes school.
“I want to be a veterinarian, but I want to do something different.
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When I was twelve years old, a drunk driver hit the car my mother was driving while I was in the backseat.
I was in the hospital for several weeks and that same paramedic came to visit me almost every day.
During my stay, I also got to know the various doctors and nurses in the hospital on a personal level.
I don’t believe it was innocence or ignorance, but rather a trust in the abilities of my doctors. Now that I’m older I fear death and sickness in a more intense way than I remember experiencing it as a child.
My experience as a child sparked a keen interest in how we approach pediatric care, especially as it relates to our psychological and emotional support of children facing serious medical conditions.
I was very honored to be part of this project at such an early stage of my career.
During the study, we discovered that children face death in extremely different ways than adults do.