From the time I was twelve, I knew I wanted to be a nurse, an ER Nurse. Over the past thirty-four years there have also been other professional goals I have wanted to experience. Though I have experienced all aspects of the poem titled "Being a Nurse" in a prior blog, there has been one aspect of my career I had not yet experienced. That being able to do a humanitarian mission. For several years I thought possibly this goal would not be obtainable, then this past January, MVH hired some new EMT's to work in the ER. One of those EMT's just happened to be Karen Boothe, from Salem. On a swing shift several weeks ago she began talking about the four humanitarian missions she had gone to Africa on. After speaking with her, watching the video of one of her trips, I was hooked and determined to go to Africa. First to help, second to fulfill a dream. Next step contact Africa Is Life Changing for acceptance.