Being a Nurse!

Franca
Posted January 13, 2021 from Nigeria

I have been practicing as a Nurse for the past nine years, I have seen the good, bad and ugly experience. I am working in the children's unit, seeing them go through pain leaves me going home with a serious headache. The worst is parents can't afford drugs, food and hospital bills. Most times,I feel I am not enough for them as a nurse, rather than just give care and support, I want to do more.

I hope to start up an NGO pretty soon, one that will help ease the financial burden of parents and significant other. I would love to get tips on how to go about it from this Community. Thanks in anticipation ❣️❣️❣️

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jomarieb.earth
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hi Franca...
Here are two links to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. They have over the years created an environment for the healing of children. No cost to the parents. The families stay with the child is completely funded. The children's care is completely funded. All the patients have to do is show up with their family. And the hospital takes care of everything. The concept is no worries other than healing. It's a very reputable establishment. A television star started this foundation in 1962. And his daughter, also a TV star continued her father's work. I suggest that you reach out and contact someone for ideas and guidance. Perhaps you can get ideas from them on how you can proceed. This foundation is charity organization.
https://www.stjude.org/
https://www.stjude.org/education-training/online-resources.html?sc_icid=...
Hugs...JoMarie

Franca
yesterday
yesterday

Thanks you so much!
I will be contacting the organization soon. God bless you for this information.

maeann
Jan 15
Jan 15

Helo Helo Franca, how are you?

Your goal to start up an NGO is a big step for you. We support you. Doing more is doing best for our future. Let it happen. You have sisters here to support you.

Franca
yesterday
yesterday

I am doing super good!

Thanks for your support, indeed I have sisters here❣️

Hello, Franca,

It takes a lot of strength and courage to face suffering and pain on a regular basis. I'm grateful your heart is not numbed by this, but instead, you are compelled to do more. That is the vision that God planted in your heart, dear, and I know where He guides, He provides. But please don't ever feel you are not enough. Of course, you are, and we salute you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for doing the best you can every day for the patients and their families you care for.

Franca
yesterday
yesterday

Thanks for the encouragement dear Karen. Yes! God has been my guide through my career, I draw strength from him when I am lost at some point, not knowing what and how to help my patient. Starting an NGO, will be a good start for me.

Thanks and God bless you!

Urmila Chanam
Jan 16
Jan 16

Dearest Franca,
Your experience makes me remember my own when as a journalist I was pursuing social issues and writing about them in newspapers till one day a small voice deep within me told me, a story was not good enough and I need to be out there doing my bit to address these issues. The year was 2012-13. And even though I continued writing, I registered my organization with like-minded people and started working one step at a time. Hope you too will take a call soon.

Much love and good wishes,
Urmila Chanam
India

Franca
yesterday
yesterday

Thanks for sharing your story with me. Starting an NGO is a big move! Hoping to have like minded people to work with.
Much love❣️

Shirin Dalaki
Jan 16
Jan 16

Franca,

Thank you for sharing your story and your job is so significant in this hard time in history. What you do is so valuable and please know that you are enough for them as a nurse and stay in the attitude of gratitude and know what you do matters and change lives.

Shirin

Franca
yesterday
yesterday

Thanks Shirin!

Your words of encouragement came right on time.
Much love.