It is quite amazing how everything in my life ties together, and I thank God for that everyday! It was through volunteerism and my own program Dancing Through the Pain where I learned what my dream job would be. Throughout the years of me teaching my program I have been able to work hand and hand with Child Life Specialists. So, I will be attending Olivet Nazarene University to major in Social Work, to become a Child Life Specialist in a Children’s Hospital. I believe it will be a very difficult but rewarding job. Seeing the children's smiling faces after visiting them is one moment I will never forget.
I am passionate and dedicated to all of the things I do! With a positive attitude and perseverance I believe you can do anything! I plan to use every opportunity I am given this year to to serve the American Heart Association, U.S. Pain Foundation, and everyone that I come in contact with. Here is one thing I would like all of us to remember: “Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” - Orison Swett Marden