Intake Rocks!

Intake. I absolutely love it! 🙂 I do not know Spanish but I love doing my best to communicate with the men while taking their histories and learning more about their needs. I have had the opportunity to work Intake a total of 4 nights! I still struggle with communicating in Spanish, but it is becoming easier every day. And even though I am not a Spanish speaker I can tell that many of our patients appreciate the effort!

One of the reasons I absolutely love intake is that I have the opportunity to speak with so many people! Through manning the intake table I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to hear about so many incredible stories. Our patients have conquered insurmountable odds just to be in the United States. Many have left behind loved one for the chance at a better life. I am continually impressed with these men and their motivation and sacrifice. I will never forget this experience and how it has impacted the way I see the world. <3

Emory Nursing Students Andrea Barrington, Laura Garcia, Bryonna Tucker, and Nicole Makris pose for a picture while working at the night camp.  Photo by Foster Baah

Emory Nursing Students Andrea Barrington, Laura Garcia, Bryonna Tucker, and Nicole Makris pose for a picture while working at the night camp.
Photo by Foster Baah

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