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A Dream Deferred – Let’s Find A Cure
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Ended Apr 18, 2015
My dreams have matured from fighting cancer, to curing it! I have been accepted to the University of Leicester in the UK to study Biological Sciences and need help in my journey. The funds I’m asking for will help with my first year.

Many of us have big dreams at a young age, but as we get older they fade away. My big dream has always been to help in the fight against cancer through my passion, biochemical research. I love when people ask me what I’m passionate about and I tell them biochemistry. Most people cringe as they remember barely passing their high school chemistry classes. But I love chemistry!

At the age of 12 my grandmother died of cancer. Although she was expected to live only 6 months, miraculously she lived 6 years with the disease. Since she was diagnosed it has been my burning desire to find a cure for cancer. At 16 my father was diagnosed with cancer and I began my journey into cancer research at UNC-Chapel Hill. He died before I could finish my freshman year of college. Within a year my mother faced a debilitating struggle with diabetes and heart disease.  I took time away from school and began working full-time to help take care of her. She is doing well now, but faces challenges every day. My ambition is to make her proud through pursuing the dream of fighting cancer I had as a girl.

Me and my Grandfather. He died a year ago. His wife (my Grandmother) is my inspiration.

My dreams have gotten a bit bigger and matured into a purpose. I no longer wish to fight cancer, but cure it! I’ve been accepted to the University of Leicester in the UK to study Biological Sciences and need help in my journey. The funds I’m asking for will cover just my first year. I am no stranger to hard work and am working hard to cover some of the cost myself.

Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your investment –let’s find a cure.

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