“I didn’t give up. It was difficult, but I kept trying.”
Having worked as a nurse in Ukraine, I know what it means to work hard and to feel the joy that comes from helping others. After immigrating to the United States, I realized how discouraging it was to be unable to use my skills because I couldn’t speak English. I found the help I needed at Deseret Industries (DI).
While working at DI, I enrolled in English classes. My mentor would practice with me, and I would practice listening to and speaking English with my associates. There were times when I wanted to give up on my plan to work in the medical field, but with encouragement from my job coach, my development counselor, my mentor, and the Church-service missionaries, I didn’t give up. It was difficult, but I kept trying.
My English has greatly improved, and I now have a job in home health care, providing basic medical attention to those with health challenges. It is a perfect job for me. I can use my medical knowledge and continue to help others. I am so happy and very thankful for the help and encouragement I received from my friends at DI.
“I am so happy, and very thankful for the help and encouragement I received from my friends at DI.”
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