Annabel has applied to attend Envision NYLF Medicine this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Science & Medicine
Lionel Wilson College Preparitory Academy
Oakland, CA
Successfully funded on May 17th, 2016!
Fully funded!
$3,295 raised
$0 to go
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Annabel's Story

My passion is medicine.

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeed.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. I discovered my passion for medicine, nursing and caring for others over the past few years. The time that I sparked my interest was when my grandfather passed away from cancer. This impacted me because I did not understand how cancer worked and why there was no cure to save him or others. This opened my mind to learning more about researching and discovering cures and ways to help others with their health. Another time my passion for medicine became apparent was when I would babysit my cousins and nephews. This lead me to realize how much I love infant development. When I was in 8th grade, one of our science units included gestation and the childbirth process, my science teacher played a movie of a women giving birth. Whereas other students were “disgusted” I found it to be a beautiful part of life. I believe my passion in medicine is focused in labor and delivery, which leads to me wanting to learn more about the field of labor and delivery nurse.

Attending National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine will help me explore my passion by being able to have hands on experiments and also see everything doctors, nurses, physicians and others in these fields will do from an insider perspective. In particular I am very enthusiastic about shadowing physicians because I am used to from the patient perspective but not from their angle. Through the National Youth Leadership Forum, I will also will be able to view a knee replacement surgery which is interesting because I will find out if I will be able to work with blood and dissect a human body. The once in a lifetime achievement of attending NYLF will help me chose college classes to take for my medical career

A Note from Ms. Kean, Annabel's Mentor

Annabel is an extraordinary student who is a natural leader and inquirer. As a scholar at Aspire Lionel Wilson College Prep, she is a stand-out, engaged learner and leader in all of her classes. However, she has identified that for herself, the sciences hold particular interest.

Campaign Activity
Success! Ms. Kean helped Annabel raise $3,295
May 17
Anonymous donated $1,621
May 17
Heather Kirkpatrick donated $100
April 26

Such impressive work! Way to go!

elizabeth kean donated $50
April 26
Diane Francis donated $25
April 25

So proud to see what you have already accomplished - and I am excited to see where you are heading in your future

Frank Worrell donated $100
April 24
Lynn Lewis donated $50
April 17

What an inspiring story. Wishing you the very best of luck, Annabel!

Mala Batra donated $25
April 17
Kimi Kean donated $75
April 17
Kimi Kean donated $25
April 17
Michelle Cortez donated $25
April 17

Annabel, You are an inspiration to your peers and community. We are proud of you at LWP!

Envision donated $1,000
April 14
Student Contribution donated $199
April 14
Ms. Kean started this campaign
April 14
Annabel was accepted into Wishbone!
January 29