One day , while riding in the car .. my mom and dad asked me a question that would change their life completely
Joy, Unafikiri tuende shule? ( Joy, Do you think we should go to school?)
Yes mommy !!
Instead of being a stay-at-home mom , my father decided to go to complete his Master's Degree & also go to Doctorate school. Later along the way , my mother joined him to get her Master's Degree & her Doctorate's Degree. After two 4 individual years of working hard , my parents graduated. My dad first & my mother following.
Months later, my sister graduated. This was the event that truly motivated me . Seeing my sister walk past the stage receiving her diploma & becoming a nurse , made me strive to be a doctor even more.
Finally, I'm a nurse!
One day , as I was sitting on my bed , my mother brought me a letter & on it read "Xavier University"
Dear Joy Opiri, On behalf of Xavier University , I would like to inform you that you have been accepted into Xavier University Medical School with a full scholarship...
Knock ! Knock !
Should I go mom ?
I did not want to go through what my parents went through with moving , but I knew the outcome would result well. Change isn't easy , but if it means a better life ... it's worth it.
Yes! It's a great oppurtunity
All thanks to my parents , I am now a successful Cardio-Thoracic surgeon at John Hopkins. Do what you have to do for a better life.