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Laura Carr

Winner of the

2007-2008 Noble Engineering Scholarship

Brandon is attending Kirkwood Community College in Alburnett, Iowa, majoring in Pre-Chiropractic Medicine.  His experience with cancer has taught him the importance of volunteering and has inspired him to pursue a career in the medical field.  He is a Wilm's' Tumor survivor.  In his own words:

“My senior year was supposed to be the best year of high school.  When the diagnosis came, my world was turned upside down and inside out.  I wasn't going to be a normal senior anymore, I have cancer. 

Telling my friends was probably the hardest thing to do besides hearing the news for myself.  Everyone had their own way of reacting to the news, but all of them told me they were there fore me and would do anything they could to help me.  The outpouring of love since my diagnosis has uplifted me and helped me keep going.  A lady from my church sends me a card every week letting me know she is thinking about me and praying for me.  Now I spend more time devoted to my friends; they are my inspiration and driving force.  My friends and family have become the most important thing in my life.

In the future, I want to start a rescue shelter as well as to train animals to visit hospital patients.  God may have a completely different plan for me.  Maybe I'll become a researcher and try and find a cure for cancer or a new way to treat cancer.  In any case, I want to help others get through their battle with cancer.”

Laura is the winner of the Noble Engineering Scholarship.  We are excited about Laura joining the Cancer Survivors' Fund family as she continues to pursue her career goals.

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