The Lawrence sisters defied the odds, pursuing their goal of becoming nurses together after a decade of homelessness.
All six Lawrence siblings, Alecsandria, Danielle, Dominique, Gabriella, Lauren, and Nathalia, believe that what they experienced inspired their passion for helping others.
Their family’s ordeal began eleven years ago, in 2013 when their parents lost their Rosedale, New York home.
Despite facing challenging circumstances, they didn’t didn’t let go of their dreams. Instead, the Lawrence siblings found a passion for helping others, and they say it’s because of what they’ve lived through.
The Lawrence sisters are nothing short of inspiring. They put themselves through college and are working hard to achieve their dreams of becoming nurses. And now, Daily Nurse is proud to honor the Lawrence sisters as the Nurses of the Week.
Throughout their ordeal, which forced them to move every few months, the sisters say their father told them that he didn’t want their situation to interfere with their education.
The Lawrence sisters earned their GEDs in 2019 and then attended Nassau Community College on Long Island. After graduating two years later, they enrolled in SUNY Old Westbury and received degrees in public health this past May.
Each sibling, now 19 to 25 years old, admits they are just getting started and are currently working on their Master’s Degrees in Public Health at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University and intend to head to nursing school.
The Lawrence sisters say their unbreakable bond has sustained them through immense challenges. Now, they aim to complete nursing degrees and find work serving others in their community.
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