Sometimes, life throws curve balls. Just ask Cynthia. She was working as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), pursuing college classes to receive her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse degree), and juggling the responsibilities of being a mother and wife, when her dad suffered a stroke, requiring her to become a caregiver for her parents.
Caregiving and a devotion to family came naturally to Cynthia, but in the back of her mind, she wanted to provide her family with more: greater economic security and a house, rather than the cramped apartment shared by seven family members. As immigrants from Nigeria, Cynthia and her family felt strongly about pursuing the many opportunities available to them in America.