Q&A with Meron Berhane

Merone Berhane, 2012Methodist Children’s Home currently has 70 youth attending colleges or trade schools across Texas. The MCH Transition Services program, located on the Waco campus, offers limited financial assistance and case management for these youth. Meron Berhane is one of these young adults, who currently works full-time, attends McLennan Community College and maintains a 3.8 GPA. Meron will graduate this August with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

We caught up with Meron at Providence Hospital to see how things are going.

Q: Why did you decide to go into nursing?
A: I really enjoy helping people. When I was young and living in Ethiopia, I was involved with our church and helping the poor. When I came to MCH, I had the opportunity to continue being involved with community service. Nursing was a good fit for me.

Q: What are your plans after graduation?
A: I have decided that I would like to work with veterans. While doing my rotation at the Veteran’s Hospital, I worked with soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Their sacrifices have really touched me. I would like to get my Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and then join the military to be a travel nurse.

Q: How has MCH helped you as a young adult?
A: I really appreciate being able to stay connected to MCH as I have ventured out on my own. My TS caseworker, Kathy Spencer, has helped me through hard times and celebrated with me in my successes. I feel very supported and cared for. I know they believe in me.

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