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Interview - Prospera Laron Panes
Prospera Panes was born in Baguio City, Philippines in 1951. She attended university in the Philippines and then worked as a military nurse there as well. In 1985, she immigrated to the United States with an agency that placed Filipino nurses in American jobs. Her husband had a harder time immigrating and had to wait seven years before joining her in the US. Prospera first arrived in Secaucus, New Jersey and stayed there until 2000 when she moved to her current home in Houston. She worked at the Methodist Hospital briefly before changing to her current job as a staff nurse at Michael DeBakey Medical Center.