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I have 2 SN kids, 1, if not 2 (waiting on yet more blood work) will need infusions for the rest of there lives unless they find a cure. There is not a single pediatric home health nurse in this entire flippin county! I know, I've called every agency and there are none. We have no choice but to drive 3 hours every month to a children's hospital in either direction because there are no pedi home health nurses that can come infuse dd. I'm at the point in my college career that I NEED to pick a major and nearly every Dr or nurse I've come into contact with has encouraged me to either go to med school or become a nurse because I'm fairly good at this medical stuff (it comes pretty easy to me). I'm going to talk to the school councilor and see what I would need to do if I wanted to become a nurse (thinking of actually becoming a PA in the very long term) but it got me to thinking. I know others who have gone into there fields because of there own child's issues (I know our RT went into that field because his child had severe asthma) but has anyone else picked a career because of there child and in our case child's own health care needs?