Au Pair from Colombia, who saved the life of her host child, gave the interview.

Sharon Lizcano Tellez, an Au Pair from Colombia saved the life of an 8-month-old.
At the interview Sharon told about her experience being an Au Pair in America: “Since the first moment I contacted my host family I felt a special connection. We didn’t speak long, but I felt very comfortable and I knew this was the family I wanted to be with.
When I got here and I met the boys, I knew I was going to get along with the big one easily. But on the other hand, the babies were there, so little and vulnerable that a protection feeling grew inside me.
The time has passed by and these babies have grown next to me; I have seen them in their process, I have learnt to understand them and love them as my own. They arouse in my heart this special mother feeling, that the only thing that I do is to follow my heart and take care of them as my own sons.

With my host family, I feel part of the family because they make me feel so. They concern about my things and take care of my feelings. I am very happy with my decision and thanked to God that has guided me through my steps.”

Many Au Pairs are professional teachers,  who have experience working with infants, toddlers, and children up to 16 years old.  Many of them have hundreds of hours of experience as babysitters, tutors, kindergarten assistants, camp counselors and sports instructors.

But they are  more than the care providers,  they are  family members, big sisters for host kids,  who are an equal, reliable and truly love kids.  Sharon proved that by performing a truly heroic act – saved the life of an 8-month-old she has been caring for.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Corie Gerich
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 19:25:57

    A really good post. A great story. I feel that this blog post especially good.- i am impressed. Thank you for sharing.


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