King County, WA
Healthcare Workforce for the Future (HWF)
Fadumo grew up in Somalia with her mother and five siblings.
When: Enrolled: 2017; Completed: 2020
She enrolled into the Healthcare Workforce for the Future (HWF) Visit disclaimer page program in April 2017. After taking a short break during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed her respiratory therapist (RT) training in June 2020.
Why: War Hardships
Fadumo faced many hardships while her family sought refuge during the Somalian Civil War. She lost her sister in a bomb blast which also injured her own leg, leading to amputation. After immigrating to the U.S., Fadumo received a prosthetic leg and regained the ability to walk on her own. The compassion and support shown by the medical staff sparked her interest in the healthcare field.
Where: Seattle, WA
She completed healthcare training at Seattle Central College in Seattle, WA.
What: Respiratory Therapist
She received supportive services such as assistance with exam and license fees, a bus pass, and school training supplies. Fadumo is currently studying for her licensing exam. She hopes to find employment by the end of Summer 2021.
“I wouldn’t be here today without the help of the HWF program. This program supported me in achieving my dream career.” - Fadumo
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