Member since: Fall 2014
When I was 5 years old, only a short year after my dad passed away, I ended up in the hospital battling for my life. Dealing with this alone was incredibly hard experience for my mom. However, the constant warmth, support and encouragement we received from my pediatricians and nurses were absolutely necessary and helped us get through some of the toughest moments of our lives. The staff went above and beyond to help us get through this experience and it made all the difference for my family.
Unfortunately, some of the most vulnerable people in our society in similar circumstances as mine also face the biggest socioeconomic and cultural barriers in getting this same quality of care that I got. Being an interpreter in SCOPE will give me the opportunity to bridge their language barrier, to learn about the challenges that both the doctor and patient face to form a meaningful relationships with each other, and how they best overcome these challenges.