Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Platinum Scholarship Winner, Mihir Joshi. He was an outstanding applicant and received the highest scholarship FOSRX/FAST offers, for $5,000 towards his education.
Mihir lives with Severe Hemophilia A and attends the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine as a Doctoral Student. He is pursuing a career in medicine and hopes to practice in pediatrics.
Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Rising Healthcare Scholarship Winner, Bailey LeBrun!
Bailey lives with Severe Hemophilia A and recently graduated high school as a member of the National Honor Society. While still in high school, Bailey also earned a medical certification as a Certified Nurse Aide, and now works at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Gold Scholarship Winner, Jillian Quam!
Jillian has lived with immune deficiency, arthritis, and Crohn's disease since 2014. Despite struggling to attend school and missing months of classes while receiving treatments in the hospital, Jillian managed to be an honor roll student who volunteered in her community with special needs organizations and has participated in service projects that benefitted patients in pediatric hospitals.
“My medical conditions have impacted my life positively by inspiring me to pursue a career in the healthcare field. In the future, I hope to become a pharmacist because it is my dream to be able to directly improve the lives of other patients like me. I want to work with pharmaceutical companies to create medicines for people with immune deficiencies. It is also my dream to be able to go out in public without having to worry about catching diseases due to my low immunity.”
With this scholarship Jillian will pursue an education to become a pharmacist at the University of the Pacific. It is an honor to support students like her in their educational pursuits.
We wish you the best, Jillian! Have a great school year.
Congratulations to our 2019 FOSRX/FAST Silver Scholarship Winner, Brian Duval!
Brian lives with both Crohn’s Disease and Severe Hemophilia A. He is an incoming Freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Finance and Political Science.
Despite living with frequent bouts of illness and severe hemophilia, Brian is ambitious and hardworking as he strives to live a healthy and active life.
I am very proud of how I have been able to overcome my hardships. Aside from living with two major medical conditions, I suffered the loss of my father and a house fire that destroyed everything we owned.
After experiencing deep personal loss and the continued challenge of living with his diagnoses, Brian has earned a second-degree black belt in karate, learned 2 instruments, continued improving his performance in school, became an active member in the hemophilia community, and competed in the national competition for DECA, a business competition club. Brian was also involved with healthcare lobbying and hemophilia advocacy through representing Minnesota at Washington Days, a national hemophilia advocacy event. His experience of meeting with elected officials and their aides to lobby for legislation that benefits people living with bleeding disorders helped influence his goal of becoming a lobbyist for the National Hemophilia Foundation as his future career.
It is an honor to support students like Brian in their educational pursuits. We wish you the best, Brian! Have a great school year.