I am in pursuit of my BSN and thank Patient Advocate Foundation for this scholarship! IWU’s innovative nursing program with a holistic nursing approach focused on servicing the most vulnerable populations mirrors my core values. I hope to one day be a Nurse Practitioner and to continue my Spanish language studies. I also had the chance to speak at Colorado State University to show how determination and a positive attitude can get you through tough times and shared my challenges and successes during my cancer journey.