Rising to the Challenge!

Meet Rebecka M.

At the end of 2016, Rebecka wrapped up an extremely positive work experience at Cayuga Medical Center. She started back in March, and held a number of responsibilities, including preparing surgery care packets and filing on the third floor at CMC. Rebecka said she loved the work there and says everyone was friendly. Her favorite part was socializing with the people she worked with, and helping people throughout her day.

Her positive experience was partly because of the staff she worked with at Challenge, who assisted her in becoming more independent.

“They’re very helpful, and they really taught me a lot,” Rebecka says.

With a positive experience to grow from, Rebecka has a new focus – she wants to pursue acting. She has a number of ideas about how to make that happen. Her first steps are to explore joining an actors workshop, and even exploring the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca. Her goal, she says, is to get more experience.

Rebecka has a number of hobbies, including gardening, and says she loves going to the Ithaca Farmers Market. She also loves to cook when she gets the chance.

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