Miguel Contreras, 22, lives in Clovis, California with his fiance? Alexis (whoâs 5 months pregnant with their daughter) while attending college full time to become a nurse at the College of the Sequoias. Miguel grew up in foster care. Miguel also works full time, 40 hours a week, as a nurses assistant at Kaweah Hospital, which is an hour commute to and from where he lives, to pay for his school and rent. Miguel decided to go to school as a nurse after he was diagnosed with cancer at 18 which resulted in having one of his legs amputated below the knee. Alexis, Miguelâs wife, also works as a nurse to help pay for rent and save up for college to become a nurse after they have their baby and Miguel graduates from school and starts work.
During the pandemic: Miguelâs classes have all switched to online and makes his work a lot harder without the in person help he usually gets but he still has been going into the hospital for work.