Messages from our carers during the pandemic

This month we are voicing the stories of our carers without whom we could not continue our mission. These individuals are the true heroes in the covid-19 pandemic. Across the world carers have moved into facilities and left their families for weeks at a time. Putting themselves on the front line and risking their health to care for another. 

Words can not thank them for this pledge of commitment to continue their duties in such a challenging time. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to nurses, carers, and first responders around the world. 

“Being a nurse is to touch someone’s life. After taking care of my grandmother, who was very sick, I chose to become a nurse. When my grandmother was very sick, she had no one to look after her. I had to make sure every day that she was washed and that she drank her medicine. It wasn’t easy, but I managed. I started dreaming about becoming a nurse to help those people who couldn’t help themselves. After my grandmother passed away, I left my job and started a home-based care course. As soon as I finished, I couldn’t wait to start.” – Bulelwa”

I am Nayiga Angel from Robin Trust College. I chose to become a carer because it was my call from God. Since my childhood, I wanted to be a nurse to help people who are in need. I felt I could share my love and serve. Helping people who can’t help themselves makes me feel happy. It was my dream to be a nurse, and I love what I do.” 

“We took an oath to care for those who are unable to care for themselves. There is so much love in what we do, and we’ll continue to do so irrespective of race, age, gender, or social standing. This virus will not let our integrity and compassion be put on the wayside. And so we will strive to render our services to the vulnerable to the best of our abilities.”

“After being blessed with so many yesterday’s, I will ensure that my every day will be used to make sure that those who need my help will have a better tomorrow. What we do is considered an insignificant job. However, I couldn’t do anything else than love and care for others. I cannot replace being a son, a daughter, a parent, or any family member to our residents, but I can be the best carer I can be. And I can be there during this time when they’re separated from their loved ones. Not being able to visit family members and loved ones must be the worst to experience when you really need each other. I will not let this virus instill fear in me and I will fight every day to make sure every person has a chance to fight.” – Tina

“I love what I do and all the people I care for. I will fight this virus called COVID-19 with everything in my power to protect those I can.” – Zukiswa

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