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Kevin Richer

Translated from French​

"I was just a child when my mother suffered a brain aneurysm, completely changing her life. Overnight, she went from having three jobs to feeling invalid. When I was young, I wanted to become a firefighter. However, growing up and witnessing my mother's illness, I developed a deep desire to take care of her and help her in any way I could. During that time, I witnessed her struggle and resilience, and she became a role model of perseverance in my eyes.

At the age of 25, I decided to return to school to complete my high school education and pursue nursing. I enrolled in a vocational studies’ program (DEP, or diploma of professional studies) to become an auxiliary nurse, and afterwards, I worked in agencies and CHSLDS until the day I had the opportunity to join an FMG. Through my colleagues, patients, and personal experience, I quickly realized that this was where I belonged. I have been practising as a nurse for eight years, with the past four years dedicated to the Centre Médical Mieux-Être, which I had the privilege to help build from one centre to another with an extraordinary team. I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. Even to this day, I consider myself fortunate to say that I work not only with colleagues but also with friends.

I know that I make a positive impact on my patients' lives when one of them mentions feeling heard or describes me as sympathetic. Making a difference in the lives of others is my passion, and it motivates me every day."

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