Recent Alumni, Sarah S. is one of our very favorite students. She visits us regularly and sits and has coffee in my office where we have genuinely good conversation. In helping her create a cover letter one day, I found myself in tears at how remarkable her passion is in caring for the elderly. To be honest, all in all, I have never met a more genuine, selfless, giving group of humans in my life and all of the stories they tell me are amazing The level of care they have astounds me. This instance with Sarah, is just one of the many stories from our students that instantly brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes.
We didn’t know where to start with the cover letter, so I asked her to simply start talking about why she chose the program, and to pursue a career in Healthcare. Prior to her attendance at Cambria College, Sarah lived with her roommate’s 91 year old grandmother, with whom, she quickly became a daily living companion to. Sarah offered to help with her friend’s grandmother’s daily living activities including, running errands, morning and evening routines etc. She continues: “But honestly I mostly enjoyed the jokes and the conversation. She always said that it kept her young. It was in this moment and experience that I became completely devoted to health care for the elderly. This is where I found my passion.”
Sarah’s most recent experience in Dementia care has provided her with the wonderful opportunity to care for the elderly with this condition.
“Why do you like working in Dementia care so much Sarah” I ask.
“It is endlessly challenging which makes it endlessly rewarding.” “I love being in the moment and living that moment to the fullest with them.” she says. “Being able to enjoy a simple moment with someone, and re-living it, and then finding a new moment, is everything to them.”
After wrapping up our letter, it was very clear to me that Sarah brings an inspirational approach to caring and can find the beauty in the day to day while caring for the elderly.
She is just one of our many talented alumni here at Cambria College and we look forward to seeing all her wonderful successes to come.