Public Health for Any and All

Scholarship Entrant: Cammi from Bogart, GA
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 Cammi: 75

Ever since I could apply a Band-aid by myself, I would put one on even the smallest of scratches that either I or my younger sister had. Then as I got older I frequently found myself in the nurse’s office, not because I was ill but because I liked to watch her help the other sick kids and look at the jars of cotton balls, gauze, and drawers of ointments and medicines. It didn’t take me long to figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life: emphasize the importance of healthcare and help the sickly become healthy.
Ideally, I would love to work at the CDC as an advocate who travels to places in need of medical supplies and treatments, while showing these communities how to better their overall health. This would be done by stressing the importance of vaccinations, contraception usage, personal hygiene tips and with the testing and treatment of current diseases. By educating one group in need, I could potentially save thousands of lives both present and those to come. The importance behind a goal like mine lies in the fact that in our lifetime the world population will increase exponentially, we will discover more diseases and encounter nations and societies alike that are not battling each other, but fighting to stay healthy.
However, this future struggle could be reduced, if not prevented with the help of people like me, through the promotion of healthcare and treating those who have a current ailment.

Vote for Cammi: 75

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