"I arrived in the US, on a chilly evening back in 2018. I was 26 years old back then with 'full of adventure in my veins' hungry to experience what American life is as shown in the movie scenes that I often watch growing up in the Philippines. I was also excited of that 'American dream' as what Filipinos call it which entails opportunities career-wise, travel and a lot more. Fast forward to today, I realized it was more than that. It was more than just all the glitters that we all see in the movies. Being a Nurse and living in the US made a strong version of me out of my old self. Moving to another country will definitely teach you a lot, a lot more than I’d ever learn if I stayed by all the comforts of my home back in the Philippines. It will also make you realize why you really chose to become a Nurse. You give comfort, compassion and care to people in all races, gender, age and culture with all of your being. With that, I am proud to be a Nurse. I am proud to be a Filipina Nurse." -Lei, Filipina Nurse
This shirt is for all Filipina Nurses in the United States who are tirelessly saving lives every day. If you are proud to be a Nurse and prouder to be a Filipina Nurse, this shirt definitely speaks for you.