I am Hammirah Eletu, an 18-year-old freshman at Laurentian University, embarking on a path to become a nurse. Born and raised in Nigeria, my early years were colored with vibrant traditions and a tight-knit family. My parents instilled in me a love for education and a strong sense of responsibility. At the age of 13, my life took a significant turn as my family decided to immigrate to Canada in pursuit of better opportunities. Adapting to a new country was not without its challenges. I faced the hurdles of adjusting to a different culture, and climate. However, this experience ignited a desire to understand and celebrate diversity while fighting for justice and equality. My journey as a freshman at Laurentian University marked the beginning of my nursing career. The moment I stepped into the nursing program, I knew I was on the path to fulfilling my dream of making a difference in the world through healthcare. The passion for nursing was rooted in my desire to provide compassionate care to all, regardless of their background or circumstances.My deep-seated passion for promoting social justice and equality has driven me to actively engage in causes I hold dear. From participating in local community initiatives to joining student organizations, and speaking in interviews as well as news articles. I am committed to raising awareness and advocating for those whose voices may not be heard.
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