When Madi was only 16 years old, her mum had a heart attack. Madi was devastated and refused to leave her mum’s side. Then a chance encounter helped her discover her calling.
“[My mum’s nurse] sat with me for what seemed like 45 minutes explaining all the big words the doctors had used earlier that day, and asked if I had any questions,” said Madi.
Madi studied hard and achieved her goal of getting into a Bachelor of Nursing at university. The ongoing support of her sponsor meant Madi could afford her course materials. But as the first person in her family to go to university, she didn’t have anyone to guide her. So we matched her with a volunteer mentor, who was a registered nurse.