(Continued from last week…)
“I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:14, 16-17.
Successfully I navigated through high school, but later ran into a barrier in higher learning with math. This is when I first decided to go a Turner’s syndrome conference to learn about non-verbal learning disorder. I suddenly understood why I was struggling!
After facing many obstacles I applied for clinical work in a registered nurse program. The clinical instructor advised me to withdraw from the program due to my struggle with technical skills and prioritization on the floor. I conceded. I soon transferred to a state university to take classes for a General Life Sciences degree. It gave me the ability to work for five years at a laboratory and stay home with my supportive parents to save money. After five years I had a desire to go back to school for a medical technologist degree.
Working in the lab pulled me away from God’s call to be involved with people. I got up my gumption to apply at a couple of nursing programs, not thinking anything would come of it. A few months later I was accepted into one of the most prestigious nursing programs in Kansas! I went straight to the disabilities office to get all the help I needed. It took me four years to complete the two year program because I was going part time and working part time. Later, I was refused my certification after my graduation and passing of NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). They were concerned about the Turner syndrome diagnosis and whether I could accomplish the job. After battling this, I got my degree and now am working as a Psych RN!
The LORD did it! 🙂
Kansas City, MO