We asked OT’s to share their thoughts about being an OT. We received an outstanding number of responses, all so wonderful to read.We struggled to come up with a winner so we decided to announce two winners!!
Congratulations Michelle, our first winner!
This is her story on what inspired her to choose Occupational Therapy as a career and how it has been important to her:
My mother’s resilience and determination to fight unbelief and strive for independence inspired me to become an occupational therapist. She, along with two of her siblings acquired a retinal disorder that left them legally blind since childhood. Her experiences and inner strength inspired me to want to try to help others find ways to counter societal stereotypes and environmental barriers while facilitating inner strength, hope, and the ability to live life to the fullest. She helped me see the importance that independence and productivity play in a human’s physical, cognitive, and emotional health. I wanted to help others be able to live their life according to their dreams and aspirations no matter the barriers. I enjoy problem solving with my patients and families in finding solutions to barriers, success in daily activities, and self-esteem and belief in themselves to continue their life as they dream possible! It has been a gift to discover and participate in the occupation of occupational therapy. I am continually learning from my patients, co-workers, and mentors. from my experiences with my patients I have learned to look at possibilities over struggles, even in my own life struggles, which is truly a gift I attempt to give back. It has been an honor to be part of this incredible occupation and life passion and I thank my mother, patients, and all who have helped me along this journey thus far.
Michelle wins a free 2 Day live course of her choosing: $435 value.
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