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Janice, Nursing Student, Chicago, Illinois


Today we want to honor  Janice, an International Nursing Student from Hong Kong. While going to school, she works as a Nurses Assistant in Chicago, Illinois. Here is her story as reported by Bloomberg QuickTake.

Janice is a nursing assistant who’s helping fight the coronavirus pandemic in Chicago, U.S.

She’s an international student from Hong Kong.

“I’ve seen nurses cry in the break room because they are burnt out, because they are worried for themselves,” says Janice.

It’s not just affecting her job. Janice can’t visit her family. She’s worried she will overstay her visa and may not graduate on time.

“I am on student loan right now so if my graduation is postponed, that means I have to take out more loans.”

The governor of Illinois has ordered people to stay at home.

“Not being able to go to school. Not seeing my friends. Not seeing my family. All these negative emotions makes me want to cry. It’s very frightening to do self-quarantine alone. I am scared that I will fall into the loop of hopelessness and helplessness”

But Janice keeps going.

“I want to get up, make a to-do list for myself.”

Coronavirus hasn’t changed her goals.

“I definitely think the profession is very brave. That’s what I signed up for.
I will do whatever I can in my position as a nursing assistant to help take care of these sick people.”

Thank you Janice for your commitment, dedication, and compassion. We know that you will make the nursing profession proud. 

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