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Speaker 0 00:00:00 Well, the first thing I want to say is thank you for agreeing to do this interview. And also thank you for the work that you do for doing the work as a personal care assistant, because we believe the work that you do is really, really important. And we want to get the word out there and let other people know what you're doing. And what's the value of your work. What do you think the value of your work is? So we're going to start right in with, um, your stories about how you got into this kind of work and why, and when, so maybe we could start with you,
Speaker 1 00:00:38 Donna. Okay. Okay. I got into it. It's almost 23 years ago. Um, it was during the winter, February and just needed a little extra money. My husband is construction and so on employment and the winter time, and I saw the ad in the paper, I thought, well, I've never, didn't not know what home health care or this was what the theory was. And I went in and talked to them and interviewed, and next thing I knew I was having orientation and training and started work the next day. So I think, yes. And it was just a it's, like I said, something, I just did not know that they had this or what it was, but it didn't take long to learn it and do it too. So 20 years later, you're still doing, still doing it. I do. I like it. I love it. I look forward to all the time. Yeah,
Speaker 2 00:01:42 But you, Diane. Um, when I first started, it was back in the fifties and sixties. My mom was an epileptic and back then they didn't know how to treat him treat it. So I had to being the oldest of four kids. I had to make sure when she had a seizure, she did not have anything sharp in her hands.