Making a Difference

Scholarship Entrant: Rene from Louisvile, KY
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.
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If I could earn a living doing what I love most it would involve helping others in their darkest hour. I believe being an Advocate for Victims of Crime would be rewarding. I am a victim of a crime. This crime was 100% preventable. My father was struck and killed by a drunk driver on July 22, 2012. The man that killed my father was a third time offender. Losing my father has affected my family tremendously. During that period, an advocate from Mothers Against Drunk Driving was in contact with us from day one. This amazing woman showed up for every court date. I was so touched by her attention and support. During the sentencing, I was contacted by another amazing woman who worked for the district attorney office. She was part of the Victims of Crime unit. She prepared me from the upcoming sentencing and helped me with writing my victim impact statement that I would be reading to the court. Her support was instrumental in helping me write this letter. If I can give back to others what these two amazing women gave and did for my family and me, it will make this tragedy have a purpose. If I can make something good come out of this horrific event in my life, I know being a victim’s advocate will truly make me happy. I know I can make a difference in people’s lives and help change the world, one victim at a time.

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