“ I´m still here ”

Irene and her grandmother Pilar Spain

My grandmother lost her ability to speak very quickly, but when she did speak, we tried to maintain the conversation no matter how bizarre it may seem. We knew that even though the words she spoke might not make sense in that specific context, there was something she needed to tell us so we made every effort to make sure she felt us close. It is possible that she did not even understand what we were saying, but we still communicated. I believe it was a way of telling each other: “I am still here.”
I choose to become a nurse as a result of my experience with my grandmother. I owe my vocation to her

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