“The greatest gift is experience—testing out new things while you’re young. I advocate for myself, ask questions, lots of questions.”
LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL | HEAL, HIGHLAND HOSPITAL
My teacher encourages us to explore new career fields. You can’t just get in the hospital and walk around. Through HEAL, I could see what’s inside, what’s really happening in the hospital. I see shows like Grey’s Anatomy and all this drama, but it’s more; it’s people.
I discovered varieties of radiology that could detect anything and I saw new machines that I never knew existed. Working here has opened my eyes. People are in need and want help. This is real life. I want to bring them peace.
My mom is a great example for me. She has the education to be a medical assistant and my auntie is working to become a doctor. My mom is strong, independent, and hard-working. She raised me by herself.
She is very proud of me balancing school and the program. I was taught that I am a powerful woman, and the program has given me more confidence.
I advocate for myself, ask questions, lots of questions, and people really like this about me.