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Inclusion Inspired: Kanika's Journey
Published April 25, 2022

Authorization Coordinator Kanika Kamboj has been with the Aveanna family for over five years. After a car accident caused a severe brain injury, Kanika faced many health struggles. But Kanika never gave up and found new confidence and a passion for finance.

I had a car accident when it was raining and I drove into the median. That left me in a coma for 22 days. I had a brain injury, which left me unable to read or write, and my motor skills were gone as well. I celebrate the fact that despite the odds I never gave up, I got my degree in finance, and that’s where my skills lie.

When I first was hired at Aveanna, I was a shy and scared girl. However, my time here has helped my confidence. I have a speech impediment; however, my coworker said to me, ‘I have a client, and she speaks Hindi (my mother tongue). Would you help her?’ I did. It was a challenging experience.

Sometimes I try to hide my disability. I feel that I am a normal person most of the time, but when it is time for a quiz, I do require twice the time to complete. Inclusion is very important to me. I care about all people regardless of race, creed, or sexual identity.