March 8, 2013

Scholarship Entrant: Amanda from Clemmons, NC
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Amanda: 1

I would help people understand, help people cope. March 7, 2013 I had not a care in the world and less than 24 hours later my world turned upside down. I was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure (ESRD) and as crazy as it sounds it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I have an amazing support system, from my family to my team at my dialysis center but they do it because they love me or they receive a two week paycheck. I want to be able to say, “I honestly know what you’re going through and the glass I am looking at is half full. It could be so much worse.” I am 26 years old living with a disease that consumes my life, it’s always there and it never ever rests. I want to spread awareness that this could honestly happen to anyone, let people know how important it is to have blood work that takes less than ten minutes. I want to let everyone living with ESRD know that they are still normal, I still get grumpy, I still love all the same things I did before I was diagnosed, I still put my pants on one leg at a time. I would strive to change the world but knowing I helped a few people find their way and know they’re never in this alone will be just fine with me

Vote for Amanda: 1

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