For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a nurse. When my older sister was in an terrible accident, I was 14 years old, she was 17 years old, I became her care giver when she cane home, ensuring her wounds, she had third degree burns, were clean and bandaged. When I was 17 years old, graduating high school, taking on a summer job and going to go to school to become a nurse, but the day after our class graduated, I was struck by a drunk driver as I was crossing the street after seeing a movie with friends. I sustained life threatening injuries, my mother was told, if I survived, I most likely wouldn’t walk again. The surgeons “lost” me on the table three separate times, but were able to stabilize me. I spent one month in the hospital and four years of surgeries that were required to repair my femur, with lots of physical therapy. After I recovered, life happened, I got married, had kids, got divorced, and raising kids on my own. Admittedly, I was looking for easy ways to get to nursing school, even became an EMT, which I was a volunteer and then I made a career out of it. It wasn’t until I was 46 years old that I was able to go to school, I received a diploma as a licensed practical nurse. I used this as a stepping stone to get into nursing and then my plan was to go back for my RN. I did start school to get my RN, but once again, life threw a curve ball and I unfortunately had to drop out. I currently work as an LPN in hospice, and still have this burning desire to fulfill my dream of becoming an RN. I have exhausted any and all financial aide. As much as I’ve tried to save money to pay for classes, I have been unable to. I am reaching out to anyone who would help to fulfill this life long dream, and for me to continue to pay back my “debt” to those who helped save my life and my sisters life, and helped to reinforce my love of the profession. Any and all assistance would be welcomed and appreciated.