WOW! I started this journey of preparing for nursing school back in 2008. I was going to school to be an early childhood education teacher in 2006, and then my son was born. Connor was born emergency cesarean, we had no idea he would be sick. He was rushed to Children's Hospital Boston within a couple hours, his O2 was in the 60s. He spent a month in the NICU where he was diagnosed with Marshall Smith Syndrome, and had a gastric tube and trach placed. I spend the next 19 months with my baby boy before he passed away. Connor was the most amazing child I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He changed my life for the better. He was so strong, even with all that he went through. My baby boy always had a smile on his face :redpinkheI was taking 2 classes in the spring of 2008 to start my nursing path...and then the day of my finals, my baby boy passed away (as you can imagine, I did not go to my finals). Now, 3 years later, and busting my butt (not to mention I had my second child, Connor's little brother, Liam) and I am done with all of my core classes!!!! I have been accepted to Rivier College in Nashua, and I start clinicals and my nursing courses in the fall Thank you to my amazing baby boy for being my hero, and helping me realize my true calling.Never give up...no matter what happens, if this is what you are meant to do, it will happen for you eventually!