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My name is Mikayla and of my family, I am the first to attend college. I’m a rising junior at Howard University as a Psychology major, Biology minor on the Pre-Med track. After the completion of my undergrad, I intend to pursue clinical psychiatry as I matriculate through medical school.

Help Mikayla with Various College Essentials

by HenRose Cares

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St. Louis, MO, United States (US)

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My name is Mikayla and of my family, I am the first to attend college. I’m a rising junior at Howard University as a Psychology major, Biology minor on the Pre-Med track. After the completion of my undergrad, I intend to pursue clinical psychiatry as I matriculate through medical school. In April of 2014, my father was murdered. Prior to my father being murdered, my grandmother (my primary guardian since birth) was shot in her leg during a random drive-by in 2013. The bullet broke her femur which resulted in her being handicapped. She’s had 4 surgeries and has yet to be able to function without having to endure agonizing pain. With me pursuing education at one of the most prestige HBCUs, the cost of attendance is unbearable without assistance. My family has high hopes for me and prays that I overcome being just another black statistic. My father and grandmother are all statistics that didn’t have to be–so I have no choice but to dedicate my life’s work to them. I will show them that I recognize their sacrifices and that I am eternally grateful. I refuse to not be that “something” that they desire to be proud of. With my goals being so elusive, college isn’t an option, but a requisite. And with financial support, I can inch toward my future goals.

 

Updates: 8-23-2022 HenRose Cares provided scholar with some school supplies and a printer 

8-29-2022 purchased text books

Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous $51.75 July 18, 2022
Tanisha Luckett $25.88 July 15, 2022
Andrea Blank $103.50 July 13, 2022