My name is Ashley Amparano and I'm an international student from Baja California, Mexico. I am 17 years old, soon to be 18 in a couple of days and I love to be part of music groups like choir and Orchestra.
I've been studying in the United States for three years now. I went to Milo Adventist Academy up in Myrtle Creek, OR and it really helped me to figure it out who I was and what I wanted to do.
The graduation was coming closer and I wasn't sure what I wanted to study. I was deciding between psychology and nursing, and I asked God for his help to guide me in the right direction, and this is what happened.
One day, a teacher invited bilingual students to go help a Health Brigades as Translators. We helped people who didn't speak english to explain to the doctors what was hurting and at the same time we would translate what the Doctor wanted to say to the patient. And there was this moment when a Nurse was asking for my help because a woman had a little papercut and was asking for a band aid but the Nurse was really busy and she asked me to help the woman. So, I took the band aid and went to where this woman was at and helped her put a band aid on. I know it sounds really simple but I felt like I found what I really wanted to do and be all the time in my uniform, helping others.
Now that I graduted from High school and applied to different colleges I got accepted to Pacific Union College and it was perfect because it's not that far from home, has a really great nursing program and it has a christian environment where I can make my relationship with God stronger.
I came to PUC for the summer to work and get extra money for my tuition and I'm doing what I can (humanly speaking) to get money and complete for my tuition. But even though my family is helping me, the money form summer work and all the scholarships they gave me, it's not enough to complete my tuition.
I'm doing this campaign because I need help to complete the money for my tuition. And even in these hard times when of COVID-19, PUC is allowing me to be here because God has a purpose for me. You can join to help me achieve my dream. Be part of this project "Help me reach my dream."