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Marjon Williams

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Bio

Growing up as an African American male, life presented its challenges. Raised in a household marked by my parents’ divorce and my mother’s struggle with schizophrenia, I navigated a turbulent path. Despite facing instances of adversity and battling my own demons, I held onto a singular dream: to become a nurse. As I journey through life, I’ve learned to confront systemic racism with resilience, drawing strength from my heritage. Currently, I’m pursuing my nursing degree at Grand Canyon University, maintaining a commendable 3.5 GPA. I've dedicated my life and poured my heart into my passion against all odds even as going as far as making videos about nursing on Tiktok and Instagram, spreading positivity and encouragement. I also enjoy reading books and collecting pokemon cards (my favorite is this one specific Squirtle card), finding solace in simple pleasures. Beyond all else, my ultimate goal is to make a difference, to save lives, and to be a beacon of hope in a world that needs it.

Education

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • GPA:
    3

Apollo High School

High School
2019 - 2023
  • GPA:
    3.5

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
    • Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Test scores:

    • 21
      ACT

    Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      Nurse/Doctor

    • Cashier

      Walmart
      2021 – Present3 years

    Sports

    Basketball

    Varsity
    2019 – 20234 years

    Arts

    • Preset Studios

      Videography
      2022 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      The Salvation Army — Donator
      2023 – 2023
    • Volunteering

      Save the children — Donator
      2021 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Jackanow Suicide Awareness Scholarship
    Winner
    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28. Words on paper can’t describe the feeling of loss especially that of a loved one. This bible verse is for you, Taylor and Max, know that your dad is in a better place, and for anyone else reading this going through the same thing, know that you’ll be okay. On October 26th, 2023, I got a phone call, now normally I don’t receive phone calls during school hours so I didn’t think anything of it until I got 2 more phone calls. I walked out of my classroom and answered. It was like nothing I’d heard before, my aunt was screaming telling me my mom had you know… “gone to heaven” but in a more drastic tone. I had no words, and still to this day don’t; I tend not to think about it now otherwise I start to become emotional, but It’s hard. You never really know the feeling of losing someone until it happens to you. To think, you’ll never be able to talk to that person or show them your accomplishments. My mom was my hero, she battled with schizophrenia and had a very troubling upcoming. She never got remarried after my dad divorced her and never had any more kids other than me. I remember growing up her telling me how she was depressed and wanted to kill herself, mind you I was only 14 at the time and it devastated me. Her mental health got too bad for even me to handle so I moved in with my aunt. Eventually, I moved to a dorm at Grand Canyon University. I was told that she was getting better and I would occasionally see her from time to time in and out of the mental hospital. I was completely wrong and it hurt, I wish I could have done something or helped but I can’t now. I can’t even remember the last thing I said to her, that hurts, I really wish I would of done more. What’s done is done, it hurts that she’ll never see me graduate college, see me get married, or see her grandchildren but life keeps going on. I wanted to give up, I thought what’s the point of living if I have no one to show it to? It was like a nightmare but when I wake up nothing changes, I even had dreams of her talking to me and it just hurt so badly. I’ve also battled with my depression but why should I end things? I’m so close to being done, why should throw away everything that I’ve worried so hard for? I’ve just kept pushing, I think, what would my mom say? We had our moments but all she ever wanted was for me to achieve my dreams. She helped support these dreams too, whether it was acting or making videos online, she always helped. I don’t have all the answers, but I can say that surrounding yourself with friends and family is the best thing you can do for yourself it has helped out so much. Also having some kind of faith helps too, it helps knowing that they are in a better place. I also like to listen to music we used to listen to together, it helps bring me peace. Just remember these people may be gone but they are never forgotten and live on through the stories we tell and memories we have. It taught me to value what we have while we have it, most people take things for granted but you can’t. Life is so precious and fragile and to that, I’ll leave you off with a poem I left on my mom’s grave: In the garden of life, a delicate flower blooms, Its petals, kissed by the sun’s gentle beams With grace, it dances in the breeze’s embrace, A symphony of colors, a masterpiece of grace. In the twilight’s embrace, it whispers its farewell, A dance of petals, a bittersweet spell. For though it fades, its essence lingers on, A reminder of the love that forever bonds.