I would like to introduce myself. My name is Daisy Nunez. I am the mother of three daughters. Born with a clef lip and palate, and an individual with a learning disability (dyslexia) who never stops trying. I am writing this letter to you, since I have finally been given the opportunity to go into a private nursing program, a dream I have always had. From being bullied due to my multiple disabilities to recovering from an abundance of surgeries, I’ve always had to struggle and fight for my place to succeed. Through the struggles, I have been able to become a nursing assistant and first responded too many in need.
In 2011, my husband volunteered to help individuals impacted by 911. Due to state and nature of 911, my husband began to developed complications with his health, and is currently blind in one eye. In addition to being blind in one eye, his motor skill has been deteriorating slowly, so he now always has a need to walk with a cane. Unfortunately, we were told that he does not qualify for assistance from the 9/11 program because he did not develop cancer. Every day, I thank God that he does not have cancer, but having a husband with increased health complications has increased financial burden, not only for myself but for my family.
Working as a nursing assistant does not provide much income, especially when you are the sole provider for your family. Scholarships can be plentiful when you are young and are enrolled in certain undergrad concentrations, but for me, scholarship opportunities are like a needle in a haystack. Becoming a registered nurse is a dream that I have always been trying to pursue. When I help someone else, I feel good. I would appreciate any finial assistance that is offered. I am also willing to provide my GPA and a detailed explanation on my progress at nursing school. I’d like to acknowledge the difficulties that some may be facing in this pandemic, while also acknowledge that any financial assistance would be a great deal of help for me to achieve my dream. Thank you for taking the time in reading a little about me and why I am humbly asking for help to attending Palm Beach International College.
Thank you, Daisy Nunez