CKS high school batch 2003 alumna Sharlyn Samson-Roque (王美仁) is a Registered Nurse (RN) since 2007. She has worked at the Intensive Care 土Unit of the Metropolitan Medical Center from 2009 to 2013, and at the Intensive Care Unit of the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 2014 to 2018. At present, she is working at the Acute Care Unit of the Chi St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson, Texas, USA.
According to Sharlyn, working as a medical frontliner is already challenging enough, and even more so nowadays with the CoVID-19 pandemic. The virus spreads easily and the fact that even in the United States, there are shortages of PPEs makes it even more petrifying since she is confronted with this dilemma every single working day.
But Sharlyn is ready to face the music - with befitting utilization of PPEs, eating the right kinds of food and taking vitamins, observing proper hand hygiene and, for her, a lot of prayers as her weapons in winning this battle. In addition, she learned the values of hardwork, compassion, love, and kindness from Chiang Kai Shek College, which honed her to be up and ready each day.
She quoted a verse from the bible, Philippians 4:6-7, which reminds her that God is in control of everything: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
She also reminded everyone to “ keep calm and carry on; this too shall pass.”