15 October 2015

Joanne-CCU nurse

Joanne is the youngest of 11 children! Her parents were farmers and she grew up in Othello.  Education was emphasized in her family and all of her siblings are accomplished.  Joanne chose nursing as a career because she always wanted to help people.  As a young child, she would help her Dad with his feet as he had a bad back and couldn't reach his feet. She has worked as a nurse for 7 1/2 years. She worked as a nursing assistant for 15 years at Providence Sacred Heart before becoming a nurse. Joanne is married and has 4 children ages 20 to 15.

To reach her goal of getting and paying for her trip to Rwanda, Joann made and sold 120 boxes of homemade chocolates: caramels with and without almonds, coconut clusters, peanut butter chews! She had always given them as Christmas gifts but her friends paid them for her support.

Joanne went on the safari to Akagera and was one of the lucky ones who saw one of the lions!

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