Bertha Moses

Bertha Moses,
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MARLA:  Were there any people who were -- that you would consider important teachers or mentors throughout the years of your health aide experience? 

BERTHA:  You mean beside the health -- besides doctor and nurses? 

MARLA:  Yeah. 

BERTHA:  Yes.  The older -- elders usually good at helping me deliver babies, delivering babies.  Even if they are just there and not doing anything, they are supporting me.  Sometimes in case I need -- in case it was an emergency.  But this never did happen because I didn't deliver too many babies. 

MARLA:  Well, I think that this has been really great. 

BERTHA:  Uh-hum (affirmative). 

MARLA:  Is there anything else that you would like to add to the record? 

BERTHA:  Let me see now.  I'm not -- I never regret what I did for 11 years volunteering.  I never regret it.  I learned a lot at that time from -- just from doing things and helping with the doctors and nurses and reading and everything. 

I -- if I had to live my life over again, I would try to do it a little better yet, not -- not be hooked to trying to use alcohol and stuff.  I would -- there's one thing I did in my life that I always regret because it didn't help me, it just made things worse in our lives. 

And always remember that when you -- when you're actually trying to save a life, you forgot to be afraid.  So that's one good feeling there.  It's not always -- it's not always going to be easy, hard work or afraid. 

Anything else? 

MARLA:  You answered all my questions.  So if there was anything else that you wanted to add.