"My strong drive of perseverance and success gave me the courage and strength to work hard to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse."   

Ever since she was a young girl growing up in Uganda, Aisha knew she wanted to be a nurse. In secondary school, she began working as a caregiver in peoples' homes during school holidays, a part-time job that enabled her to raise money to help cover her school expenses. After years of hard work, her lucky break came when she won the "diversity visa lottery" and received a visa that enabled her to study and work in the United States as a permanent resident. 

Upon arriving in Massachusetts, Aisha took a position as a dietary aide at Winchester Rehabilitation Center, completed a CNA training course and is now employed as a CNA at the facility. She is a valued member of the caregiving team, admired not only for the exceptional care that she provides, but the strong connections she builds with residents. Aisha is taking pre-requisite courses at Bunker Hill Community College, where she has achieved a 4.0 GPA.  She plans to continue her education in the ADN program at Bunker Hill.      

The Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation is grateful for the generosity of our donors, whose contributions have helped Aisha and nearly 1,600 other outstanding men and women achieve their professional and personal goals in long term care.