A true-blue CKSian, Jamaica Jungco Ong, RN (許愛茹) studied preschool and kindergarten at the Wong Chun Seng Memorial Preschool, continued primary education and completed secondary education in 2009, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2013, all at Chiang Kai Shek College. After passing the national licensure examination, she started working as a nurse in 2014. Currently, she is connected with the University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center since 2016.
Jamaica relayed that there are times she and her fellow nurses would just cry out of exhaustion, which has become quite a normal situation for them with more and more cases of COVID-19 positive patients, PUIs and PUMs seeking medical advice and hospital admission.
Jamaica had just completed two full weeks of self-quarantine due to sore throat, which could have been a result of her overworking and exposure to COVID patients. But because of her strict observance of medical protocols, she has not been infected by the dreaded virus. She also believes that her faith makes her strong and prayers do really work.
Her strengths are teamwork, discipline, and trust in her colleagues, molded from being a former CKSian athlete. She trusts her team to make right decisions and works with them smoothly.
She considers nursing not only a job, but a passion as she values saving people's lives, more so during these crucial times. From actual work experience during this crisis, she dreads seeing patients pass away because of this virus, hearing agonizing stories of families left behind, crying because they can't even see the last moments of their perished loved ones, and not being able to give farewell rites.
To those reading her story, she has only this to say: "Spread the love. Please stay at home, enjoy that you are with your loved ones, make the most memories out of it. I pray for you and your family's safety."
CKS College also prays for your safety and well-being, Jamaica Ong! Thank you for being our hero.