Experience fuels Whitehouse senior’s desire to become a surgical technician | Graduation 2022

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WHITEHOUSE — John Gamez has quite a few interests, but the clinical industry is 1 he explained he gravitated to at a young age and ideas to go after going forward.

Following graduating from Whitehouse Substantial University, Gamez reported he will show up at Tyler Junior College and go via the surgical technology plan.

“I adore anything health-related,” Gamez stated. “Ever due to the fact I was a little child, I have constantly preferred to do a little something in the healthcare area. I try to remember making my father lay down and pretending I was a health practitioner and just messing close to, checking his pulse and stuff like that. I did not know what I was executing, but I favored that.”

Gamez said in middle college, he commenced shedding desire in the clinical field, but a personal knowledge drew him back again in.

“My mother acquired sick, and she experienced to go into the medical center, and I just saw how every person was operating with each other, and I definitely beloved that,” Gamez reported. “Then I had an infection in my appendix, and I had to be rushed to the ER. Right after that, I gained all of my fascination back.

“Just due to the fact of the encounter and how everybody was so great to me. Which is how I really study and sort of uncovered out that I needed to be a surgical technician. For the reason that when I was finding prepped in the ER, the surgical technician was conversing to me and was like you’re likely to be fun buddy, don’t fear, we’ve obtained you under control. That is when I was like, ‘I actually like this.’ I want to function in the health care area, but I especially want to operate in the working place.”

And receiving to go after his dream near to house was a major aspect for Gamez, he said.

“It’s very essential,” Gamez explained. “That’s one of the issues I didn’t want to do was leave my family members. When I uncovered out that TJC has a surgical technician application there, it was a huge relief for me.”

Gamez’s mother and father are Primitivo and Silvia Gamez. He has two brothers, Leonardo and Ivan, and a sister, Angelin.

“My moms and dads normally labored in labor, and they didn’t want to see their children perform in labor, so they often inspired us to consider new matters, and which is an additional factor that led me to the health-related discipline.”

Gamez explained his dad and mom been quite influential in his existence.

“I wouldn’t have gotten in this article where by I am without my parents’ support,” Gamez said. “I know everybody states that, but for me, it is actually my dad and mom who have helped me by this total issue. And my father is proud of me for the reason that of the route I’m using. Every single chance he receives, he generally sits down and talks to be about that.”

Other pursuits for Gamez are soccer, fishing and new music.

Gamez claimed he performed club soccer for the FC Red Bulls and also performed for Whitehouse Higher School, but stopped so he could get his Licensed Nurse Aide certification.

Gamez said he enjoys fishing with his cousins and his siblings.

“I like fishing so much,” he stated. “I constantly get my siblings out. They do not truly like it, but they just appreciate paying out time alongside one another. I just like to make it a working day journey out there. I appreciate shelling out time outside. Which is one particular of my preferred items to do.”

Musically, Gamez started participating in the trumpet in the sixth quality, and he performed for the Whitehouse Large School band.

“Since I’m Hispanic, I believed participating in the trumpet would be great since of mariachi bands,” Gamez explained. “I was like I will do this and learn some tunes. I in no way did that, even though. Mariachis plays a decreased tone of trumpet, and I was always on the substantial scale.”

Gamez said he now performs the accordion, also.

“I can listen to a song on the accordion, and I can actually play it like that,” Gamez claimed.

Gamez, who has gone to Whitehouse by way of all of his school yrs beginning at Higgins Elementary, will graduate on Friday with the rest of the Course of 2022.

“It’s a minimal ridiculous,” Gamez stated. “I do get sad a little bit, but then I just type of allow it transpire, simply because I know that my time right here is above, and I’m ready for my next techniques.”

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