✪ Her father told her she could be anything, and she is living proof of that.
The first female medical 3-star Admiral turned Washington’s director of 'COVID-19 Health System Response Management' has a message for you…
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✪ SHE'S LIVING PROOF THAT YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT
dad even like I grew up I want to work in the hospital so that I can see you everyday and be with you every day and he said to me he said well why don't you want to be a doctor and I said I didn't didn't know girls could be doctors and he said you can be anything you can be anything but fast-forward when I became a mom I was having one of those moments when my daughter asked me mama what do you do I told her what it was like to be a surgeon and how I took care of patients when they had something wrong and they needed some help and I was able to take him to the operating room and help them and then make sure that they were all right afterwards and for you parents you know this moment when your child is transfixed on you and their eyes are just on you and I can remember to this day those huge eyes of her than those long lashes and she says to me mama can boys be doctors too and I realized that something had happened there from the time that my father had told me that I could be anything I could do anything when my daughter was asking me if boys could be doctors too now the whole point about being an admiral is that there is a certain amount of responsibility as I've parted to you there's some authority that you're gay and there's an expectation that you will help continue to bring the Navy the job alone is just thrilling and just being considered to take a position extremely high honor and privilege and in order to take that position it meant that I would be promote to which is a 3-star well here's the thing that when it came time for my promotion had to special-order the bling that I'm currently wearing because they've never had a female medical three-star let's see you guys can do that all of you all of you can do anything and wherever you go it is okay to break a few moles it is okay to rock the boat every now and then you're going to need to because what starts here truly does change the world [Music] [Applause] [Music]