This is my fundraiser for A Nurse in Need campaign. Please help me reach my goal and help this great cause!
My name is Megan and I am a 25 year old surgical trauma nurse working in Denver, CO. I have been a nurse for close to four years now and I love what I do more than anything. I believe nursing is a total vocation for me, and I can't imagine doing anything else. I love to help those who need it most when they can't help themselves and making people smile and laugh when they're going through a hard time. I work very hard to always make sure I am doing the best that I can in any situation, no matter how difficult. Though I love my career more than anything, nursing doesn't pay as much as it should. I had to take student loans out and always have a job through cooled to afford it. Now, I am stuck working on nightshift because I can't afford to take the pay cut to go to day shift, even though mentally it's very draining and hard for me. I have even had to get a second job to afford to pay my bills. I work 3-4 nights at the hospital and then have to go and work during the day at my second job after getting off a 12 hr shift. I don't get a lot of time to sleep these days which has caused me to become very stressed out about my life. Finance is my biggest stressor, I have over $80,000 in debt with student loans and costs of living and takes everything I have to make alll of my payments. I haven't had a lot of time off because of how hard I have had to work so socializing has been very difficult. No matter how hard things get outside of my job, I always make sure to come in with a smile on my face and leave my problems at the door because at the end of the day, I get to do what I love. I believe I got my work ethic from my parents. They're both strong individuals who want nothing but the best for their children. Unfortunately, being one of five children has made it financially hard in my parents as well. Asking others for money has never been something I've wanted to do but it's becoming more dire. I just want you to know, that I would use every cent to better myself, to get out of debt and pay it forward. I want to be able to afford to go volunteer in rural areas of the world one day and that is why I am asking for help. I believe God put me on this earth to care for others and I want nothing more than to keep doing so! Thank you to everyone who took the time to even read my message!