Emily L.

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?"

As I pursue my dreams of higher education, I would love to see many changes within the Cystic Fibrosis community, but none more so than for more patients to have access to medication they need. To initiate these changes, I would like to see more awareness of grant programs, increase involvement in fundraisers for medical research, and have patients become involved in clinical trials and new research. To help spread awareness I will spread information for medication and healthcare grants to Cystic Fibrosis community boards online, share information I find with my pulmonary team at my CF clinic, and devote time to actively searching for new and upcoming programs. To increase involvement in fundraisers I will help organize teams to participate at events, share event information with my family and friends both online and in person, as well as introduce those in my life who are unfamiliar to the events to the upcoming fundraisers. Helping others with Cystic Fibrosis to enroll in clinical trials will include helping share awareness when new trials become available, helping patients understand if they meet the qualifications, and getting patients the contact info they need to contact research teams. This can be achieved through sharing information with my Cystic Fibrosis team, or direct online communication with other patients. These changes would positively benefit all of us who belong to the CF community, and increasing quality of life for many patients who need the assistance.


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Emily L.'s Achievements

  • Substitute Teacher
  • Family Readiness Group Volunteer - U.S. Army Volunteer Corps
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • President's List - Grand Canyon University
  • Honors College - Grand Canyon University
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Certificate of Achievement (Leaders in Learning) - Harvard EdX
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader
  • Arizona Safe Baby Haven Foundation Volunteer
  • Kaity's Way Voulenteer