Lerissa | St Thomas More | Ecuador | 2009

Lerissa Carter STM Ecuador 2008 2“Intercordia has helped me find my calling in life.  I have always known that I wanted to work closely with people.  There are many professions that would allow me to do this, but none as closely as a health care professional.  I was selected to go to Ecuador and was crossing my fingers for the opportunity to volunteer at a school.  Instead was placed in a hospital.  The hospital was the last place that I wanted to work.  I was turned off by the idea of working with sick people coughing and infecting me.  To my surprise, that idea couldn’t have been further from the truth.  I fell in love with health care the moment I walked through the door to curaciones. From then on my heart was set on nursing.  I am currently in my first year of the second degree nursing option through SIAST and University of Saskatchewan partnership, and on my way to becoming a travel nurse.  Without the opportunity provided to me through Intercordia, I may still be wondering what career would give me the fulfillment that nursing has.” 

Posted in Stories from the Heart.