Epileptic teen granted wish

McAllen girl becomes nurse via Make-A-Wish Foundation

Author: Jennifer Dodd , Reporter, jdodd@ksat.com
Published On: Oct 11 2012 06:24:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2012 06:40:22 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Her life-long dream has been to be a nurse and on Thursday, 17-year-old Aissa Gonzalez got her wish.

The McAllen, Texas, teen had her wish granted to be a nurse at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The event began with a short swearing in.

Gonzalez was then given a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and a set of her very own dog tags.

She spent the day shadowing nurses, then got a chance to take a care of a few young patients.

Gonzalez said after living with epilepsy and having so many nurses by her side, she wants to give back.

"I get sick a lot. I want to help people. I feel really good when I help other people. Life is a challenge, but I never gave up," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said she hopes to one day become a real nurse.