I never thought this is a letter I would be writing to you! I never thought that I could make it this far. You ALL changed my life more than I can ever express.
Attending Climb was the first time I started AND finished something! I haven’t stopped since. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a Certified Nursing Assist ant (CNA) when I went through the Climb program, often doubting myself and my needs.
I have since discovered I have a LOVE, a PASSION, a DESIRE to care for people. I have worked as a CNA since finishing Climb in 2013. It wasn’t until 2015 that I decided I wanted more—I wanted to do more and be more.
So I did something I never thought I would do. I started traditional college, but I did it in full force, taking up to 22 credit hours some semesters. I graduated in 2016 with my associate’s degree in science. Then I applied and was accepted into a Bachelor of Nursing program! I am more than exuberant to announce that on May 5, 2018, I—the single mom who never finished anything, who never thought she could be more—will graduate nursing school!
My oldest child was only a year old when I went through Climb, and my youngest child was born in the middle of my toughest semester. He is now nine months old, and I can say BECAUSE of Climb, I knew I could make it, and I have. I am almost done! You all sparked a fire in me that I’m not sure will stop with a bachelor’s. Now I have my eyes on a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) program!
So you took a broken, unsuccessful girl and made her into a bold, adventurous, eager-to-learn, successful woman. I will never be able to say thank you enough for all that you have done for me and my little family!