Anthonia Nwaorie is a 59-year-old nurse and grandmother who lives in Katy, Texas, near Houston. She came to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1982 and obtained her license as a registered nurse in 1983. She became a U.S. citizen in 1994. She frequently works as a traveling nurse, visiting hospitals across the United States for a few months at a time. She is the oldest of ten siblings, has six adult children, and seven grandchildren.