Having personally experienced the difficulties of caring for an elderly loved one grappling with breast cancer and dementia, I am deeply passionate about this scholarship. As one of my grandmother's primary caregivers, I witnessed her resilient fight against breast cancer when she was diagnosed at the remarkable age of 90, and she triumphed over it not once, but twice. Presently, she has been dealing with a mild case of dementia at the graceful age of 99. Juggling caregiving responsibilities alongside obtaining an MBA with distinction and fulfilling the role of a graduate assistant concurrently was undoubtedly challenging. Nevertheless, this experience instilled in me a profound comprehension of the immense importance of providing compassionate care for the elderly. It is this realization that has served as the driving force behind my initiative to establish this scholarship.
Contributions are greatly appreciated to transform this scholarship into a tangible opportunity for aspiring students to delve into the complexities faced by elderly individuals affected by breast cancer or dementia. With your generous support, we can make a profound impact on the lives of these students, empowering them to make meaningful contributions to the field of elderly care.