“When I got sick, our world as we knew it crumbled. I had to quit my job as a salon owner and stylist and concentrate on treatment. Our income was instantly cut. Cameron, my husband, knew that he had to get his degree to do better for our family, including our newborn daughter Lily.
As soon as I finished treatment, he enrolled in school. For two years, his typical day started at 6 a.m., driving a delivery truck for a local courier company. He then would go directly from work to school, have class until 10, do homework until 1 a.m. and start the process all over again five hours later.
I’m very proud to say he got his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, graduated with full honors, and never missed a day of school. His instructors and dean were so impressed they asked him to give the graduation speech. I’ve never been as proud of my husband as that moment. To overcome so much, in such a short amount of time, and come out with a degree and a great job, makes me know that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Next up is his Masters degree in Information Technology Management, which he hopes to start soon.
Furthering one’s education is something Cam and I are incredibly passionate about, and we know from experience how hard it is to balance family, jobs, and school (not to mention a wife who’s fighting cancer). But while it can be difficult, the rewards are too numerous to count. Hopefully, this scholarship can give a little extra help to someone in a time of need.”