Chyann H.

Undergraduate Recipient



"As you pursue your dreams of higher education, describe what changes you would like to see in the CF community. What steps would you take to initiate these changes?"


First and foremost, my goal is to help develop a cure for the CF community. I plan to pursue a degree in Pharmacy as the first step of my journey. With the knowledge gained through my field of study, I would be able to work with a team of doctors, nurses, geneticists, etc. who are also devoted to searching for a cure and/or a treatment to increase the quality of life for people with CF. I would like to see more studies of the disease at the molecular level, more drugs reaching the clinical trial stage, and a wider range of treatment options for CF patients. Another change that I would like to see is an improved understanding from the patients’ perspective as well as a more open, direct line of patient-care team communication across the nation. At Augusta University, the hospital where my sister and I have always received care, the CF care team takes its time explaining the disease, each medication, every treatment option, and which one is best for each one of their patients and their parents, ensuring that they are fully aware of their options and that they have control of their personal CF situation. I would like to work in a hospital that may not have such a strong patient-care team connection and foster that connection with each patient there.

 

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Chyann H.'s Achievements

  • 4-H - Teen Leader 2013-2018, Bulloch County Senior Board Representative 2016-2017, Bulloch County Senior Board President 2017-2018, Clovers & Company Member 2012-2018
  • Beta Club - Member since 2014, Secretary 2016-2017, President 2017-2018
  • SEBHS Chorus - Beginner's Choir 2014, Intermediate Choir 2015, Advanced Chorus 2015-2018
  • Varsity Math Team - 2014-2018
  • Varsity Golf Team - 2014-2018
  • Dance Lessons - Southern Dance Academy Student 2001-2018, Student Leader 2013-2018
  • Student Council - Parliamentarian - 2015-2017
  • Glenvue Nursing Home - Play and sing songs for residents for an hour - Once a month since December 2016 (2016-2018)
  • Tutoring - Personal Tutor for Three Middle School Students - Every Wednesday after school 2014-2015; Study Hall Tutor - Every Thursday morning 2014-2015; Beta Club Middle School Tutoring Program Founder/Head- Every Wednesday after school 2016-2018
  • Chyann Rose Music - Singer/Songwriter - Entertainer and Local Musician since 2013 (2013-2018)