Susan FranciscoSusan Apolinar Francisco is a registered nurse in the Telemetry unit at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. A native of Tiaong in Lucban, located in the province of Quezon, she was born and raised in the Philippines, and is the eldest among six siblings of the late Luis V. Apolinar and Feleciana Macasero.

She is married to Mario S. Francisco, an engineer from Norzagaray Bulacan, Philippines. They are blessed with two lovely daughters — Katrina and Krizia, who are also nurses, by profession. Before the family migrated to USA in 1996, Susan worked as a Public Health Nurse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for twelve years.

The current Mrs. Chicago-PIWC (Philippine Independence Week Committee,) friends describe her as a jolly and bubbly person with a great sense of humor. Despite her busy schedule, Susan finds time to do what she loves — dancing, traveling, and eating various cuisines.

Susan is active member of several organizations which raise funds to help the needy.  She lives by her parents’ advice, which is to share one’s blessings. One of her favorite quotes is:

If there be no scattering of seed, how then can there be an increase of harvest? If there be no outflow of blessing from our hearts to others, how then shall we in turn inherit a blessing? Give and it shall be given unto you.