When I began to explore careers, I wasn’t sure where I’d land. While in college, I took an “Introduction to Health Care” course and the day my professor presented on Respiratory Therapy I thought – “that’s me!” My journey as an RT has just begun but I love what I do. It’s a gift to be a part of a health care team that works to improve the lives of children. Each day brings a new challenge whether it’s helping a child breathe easier, cope with a chronic illness or working alongside a dedicated team to provide the best care to a patient on a ventilator. This job continues to offer me opportunities to learn and grow and I find blessings every day in the work that I do at Children’s Mercy.
— Zainab, Respiratory Therapist