I am the oldest of four children, formerly five. From the time I was a young child, I knew I wanted to be doctor. My younger sister, was born with Cerebral Palsy. I always wondered why she is unable to walk and talk like the rest of us, and I wanted to “fix her”. I did not have a normal childhood as one can imagine, having a disabled sister. We would go out to the movies or the mall, and people would stare. Children, my age, would stare at us. I felt odd. How can I possibly feel so odd in my own society. I took to caring for stray animals, and was fascinated with nature which sparked my love for the sciences. Over the years, I took care of a total of five strays. Some of them brought little ones into this world. So, from the tender age of 10, I knew what I wanted to be. Someone who could care for those in need.
Since then, I met Dr. Ben Carson by chance, or perhaps destiny, at the British Colonial Hilton on West Bay Street, while I was preparing to apply to college. After having read his two books, I knew what to call the type of doctor I want to be, a pediatric neurosurgeon. I then went on to attend college and majored in Biology-Chemistry, graduating with honors. At the time, I realized I loved lab work, it was so “hands-on”. I was even chosen to conduct summer research, the summer of my junior year. I enjoyed research so much, I worked at a few pharmaceutical companies, gaining more experience in the sciences, that I loved.
There came a point, while I was working in one of the labs, that I came to the realization that I was far from where I needed to be. I had lost my way on my life path, so I thought. The year of 2016, in the crux of spring, in that very lab, I gave my life to the Lord telling him that I want to do whatever it is he would have me to do in this life, I surrendered. In surrendering that very week, he offered me a new job opportunity that allowed me to solidify my beliefs in him. How is that a person can receive a call from recruiter for a resume that they had put out 6 months ago the same week they gave their life to the Lord?” I wondered.
So as my time in work-study training came to an end, I was able to make the firm choice that labs were okay, but I would rather help people in a more direct way. See God had placed in me, a compassionate heart, from a very young age. It was not to be wasted. I applied to medical school in 2017, and was accepted. I chose the campus, I am at now, because I felt God led me here. As a believer, I now know that we think we are only in positions for worldly reasons, but sometimes we are placed in certain places to fulfill a spiritual purpose. I am not one to ask for much, in fact, if you were to ask anyone about my character, I’m sure one of the things they would mention, “she is always quick to give, but slow to take.” I wouldn’t be asking for financial assistance, if there was another way to fund my education. But now as a 24 year old, deciding to carry out my life’s purpose, I find it selfish, to have my parents and my siblings struggle, so that I can continue my education. They say “things happen for a reason” and I honestly believe that God guides me, and he has guided me to this website. Please do consider my request seriously. I would greatly appreciate your support.