To the donors of Agnes M. Publicover:
My heart is overflowing with gratitude for your kindness that I was chosen to receive your generosity. I am a second-year student in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Vancouver Community College. In 2010, I moved to Canada from the Philippines to seek better career opportunities. Since then, Canada has been lovely to me and has become my home. In my first few years, I worked in different customer service positions and met people from different walks of life. Many of these people are nurses and became my friends. These friends shared their experiences as nurses, and I was amazed how much dedication they put into their work to provide care and safety to their patients. Fast forward, they influenced me to consider nursing as a career, but before that, I started becoming a health care aide for five years until I decided that I could do more and extend my passion for nursing.
It has never been easy being in the program during this pandemic. As a full-time student and knowing that the program is intense and time demanding, working alongside is a big challenge to make ends meet. I am so grateful that an organization like you extends support for us nursing students in pursuing our dreams to help others. The bursary you give helps us to continue in the journey of our nursing program.
Again, I would like to thank you for your generosity. Thank you for inspiring me to continue my nursing journey, and I promise to give back to other future nurses when my time comes.