What I love most is taking care of people; I got the bug when I first started 16 years ago when I graduated from the EMT basic course. I have for many years continued my education with courses in HAZMAT response, wound care, Mass Casualty Response, etc. I feel that I have more to offer and the next step is to become a nurse then continue to become a Nurse Practitioner in the field of emergency medicine and working at the V.A. hospitals. This country has turned its backs on the brave men and women for to long and I an confident that I can contribute to bringing quality healthcare to those who fought and gave so much to this country. I feel ashamed that people in the medical profession have forgotten why they got into this career path, not to make money but to heal people and to give them a chance at a good quality of life. I still remember my first patient I help save and how it felt to take care of them, it was the most amazing feeling and no drug or drink can ever come close to that feeling. I need this scholarship to help further my education so I can accomplish my goal and help my fellow man. Thank you for your consideration.