Scholarship Entrant: Monika from addison, IL
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 Monika: 1

As a child, I watched my father struggle with addiction and he lost the fight later on after years of us not talking. I want to be able to wake up everyday, get dressed in scrubs and head to my dream career where I can help someone battling an addiction. Addiction is something that can make one feel tiny, with no way out. I want to be the person that takes care of someone fighting for their clarity and wellness in life. Losing my father not only taught me that addiction gets the best of the addict, but it has an enormous effect on their family and friends. It is a constant battle between temptations and set backs which in between lots of support is needed. I want to be able to be that person that steps up and helps those in need. I want to be the person I needed for my dad when I was too little to understand. A nurse to me is the brain when the patient’s brain is confused, and the support when there is no other support, it is the little extra push when you feel like taking a step back. I believe I can change the world if I spread this needed support, and maybe one day I will save someone’s mother or father and I will see them get well and bring a family back to what a family should be like, with love and the right priorities.

Vote for Monika: 1

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