People to know: Bayhealth Nurse Hanays Haro

MILFORD – Hanays Haro is a lifelong Milford resident. After graduating from Milford High School five years ago, she decided to continue her education with a focus on nursing. She is now a nurse working for Bayhealth Medical Center. Continue to read more about Milford’s Hanays Haro in this week’s People to know feature.

Name: Hanays Haro

Age: 22

Hometown: Milford

Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse for Bayhealth Medical Center

Educational background: “Graduated from Milford Senior High School in 2013, attended Del Tech in Georgetown in 2013–2017, got my LPN Certification in August 2017.”

Tell us about yourself?

“To begin, I’m very bad about talking about myself. I never liked doing so. I like to consider myself a humble person and very respectful. Those are all qualities and morals that my parents raised me with. I treat everyone with the same respect no matter our differences.”

Tell us about your family?

“My parents came here from Mexico at a young age. They met here in Milford and my mom had me at a young age. I am the oldest of four girls. So, in our household, there’s my dad, Mauro; my mom, Nelly; and my sisters: Bianca, 18; Tara, 17; and Merary, 9; along with our two dogs. So, growing up I had to learn how to do outside yard work like mowing the grass, how to do basic car mechanics and inside chores like learning to cook, clean the house, etc. Growing up, my parents kept me in check in everything I did. In school, they always wanted me to do my best, and they put a little pressure on me; I didn’t want to let them down. But because of that I was always a ‘Straight A’ student, graduated high school with 4.5 GPA and graduated high school with honors.”

Why did you choose to work in your profession?

“Why did I choose this profession? It’s simple: I wanted to help people. Nurses see people at their most vulnerable and with all that, we still treat them with the respect and dignity that everyone deserves. I don’t have a story where I was younger and a nurse helped me out. For me, it was more about: God gave me the ability and compassion to help people in need and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”

How did you get there?

“When I was finishing high school, I had no clue what to do or what was going on. All I knew was that I was graduating and I was done with high school. But, I knew I wanted to be a nurse. [Then], I actually had the initiative to look into where I could go to school and went with Del Tech. I started in the nursing program and I finished with my LPN Certification. The whole time, my main focus was to make my parents proud. When pinning came around, which is like a graduation for nurses, I was walking on clouds. I was so excited and happy about accomplishing this huge moment in my life.”

What would you like to see for your town?

“Milford has evolved a lot throughout the years. I’m a huge ‘foodie,’ so I love seeing new restaurants come. But in all seriousness, I think we, as a community, have to focus on our future in our kids. I have younger sisters and I hate to see my hometown go down and them not get a chance to see how great this city really is.”

What are your hobbies?

“If I’m not working, I’m sleeping. But, I love to go on ‘adventures,’ try new places to eat, play the piano, listen to music… you know, typical young adult things.”

What is one thing you’d like others to know or think about?

“Everyone should focus on their health (this is the nurse side of me coming out). You look out for yours; its almost like a ‘domino effect.’ You’re eventually looking out for someone else’s health. It could be from a simple flu shot to something more serious.”

If there was one thing you’d like to do, what would it be?

“This is going to sound super random, but I’ve always wanted to fly a plane. For some reason, being a pilot would be so cool. You get to fly around and travel. That or holding a penguin. I’m obsessed with penguins. It’s a huge deal for me.”

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten?

“In five years, I want to continue my nursing career and education, become an RN and travel a lot. Ten years would be to still be working as a nurse, just older and hopefully married.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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