I am not my sister's keeper, I am my sister.
My name is Pearl, I'm a UK nurse who has found herself involved in bringing medical and community volunteers to Africa. Through personal experience, I know how a single opportunity can dramatically change one's fate in a single moment
My mother, was also a nurse, she grew up in abject poverty in a poor township in Durban, South Africa. Nursing was a lifeline career that uplifted not just herself, but her entire family from poverty. Her youngest brother is now a successful doctor through her support during his school years. She also funded her two sisters and several of my cousins nursing educations. All our now medical professionals. My mother died in 2012 from cancer. At her funeral her south african colleagues came dressed in their nursing uniforms to honour their sister. Her legacy has been inked into my very fiber and is the reason why I do what I do.
In 2015 I was awarded the Edith Cavell Leadership Award and I feel a respons