A Health Careers Scholarship Recipient’s Message

To the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons,

Thank you to the International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons for choosing me as a recipient of the Health Careers Scholarship 2020-2021. The scholarship will help lessen my financial burden throughout graduate school and allow me to focus on my academics more strongly.

I have had many meaningful experiences with patients throughout my internships, observation hours and employment. The one that sticks with me most is a conversation I had while working as a rehab aide. A patient was anxious about an upcoming MRI test. I had undergone the same sort of test and shared my emotions and coping mechanisms during the time I was in the machine. At our next appointment, the patient had thanked me for that conversation and disclosed that without it, she probably would not have made it through the MRI. I had no idea the impact that our talk had had that day. It is experiences like this that have me extremely excited for my future as a physical therapist. Knowing that my work goes beyond the scope of rehabilitation.

Thank you again,

Madison Markey

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