Stephanie's Story: Youth Education Award Winner

Stephanie's Story: Youth Education Award Winner

For Stephanie, receiving the Youth Education Award in 2014 was about far more than the dollars and cents that went toward her educational expenses. Diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma at 3 years old, Stephanie has undergone two surgeries, both of which have had lasting repercussions. 

“There is not a day that goes by that I do not have to think about my medical history,” she says. Her balance, depth-perception, fine motor skills, and sensory discrimination have all been affected by the presence of a brain tumour, and yet Stephanie has chosen not only to survive, but to thrive! “My journey as a brain tumour survivor has helped define who I am today, and for that I am grateful. The Youth Education Award acknowledged the immense effort that has gone into my academic successes thus far, and it gave me the motivation that I needed to keep moving forward.”
 
Stephanie is currently working toward her third degree, a Masters in Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, after which she looks forward to time off, travel, and work in the field of Natural Sciences.
 
“I don’t know what the future holds, but it is certain to be an adventure!” 
 
Thank you Stephanie for updating us on your story!

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Posted August 2017


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