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Nothing Can Stop Them Now

Jasmine Dunn took the ACT 10 times to earn the score she needed for a college scholarship.

Douglas Woodward calls his decision to start nursing school after earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing management “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

While working as a funeral director, Marcus Pyland felt called to become a nurse after observing hospice nurses’ kindness, compassion and grace with grieving families.

Madison White is helping underclassmen with their classes, is president of Brothers and Sisters in Christ and volunteers for the Hernando Optimist Club, all while handling a demanding course load.

Erika Divelbiss quit her job and made significant financial sacrifices to pursue a career as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse.

These amazing Baptist College of Health Sciences students may not have been able to pursue health care careers if not for our Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and the generous donors who funded their scholarships.

They shared their stories during Baptist College’s annual scholarship luncheon. Through their words, they demonstrated traits that so many gifted medical professionals have—selflessness, determination, commitment and hard work. They all have a servant’s heart and a desire to help others.

In addition to becoming a labor and delivery nurse, Jasmine wants to mentor teen girls.

Douglas wants to positively affect lives daily.

Marcus wants to be a palliative care nurse practitioner so he can make his patients’ last days the very best they can be.

Madison wants to do medical mission work.

Erika wants to touch people’s lives the way her health care team touched hers during her infant daughter’s health scare.

Thanks to the Baptist Foundation’s financial support, they’ll have a chance to reach these goals, and patients will benefit from their one-of-a-kind, empathetic care.

You can read these students’ thank you letters here, and, as always you can send your thoughts and questions to me by email, tweet me @jason_m_little or find me on LinkedIn.

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