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Shannon Block-Whitcher


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What I am most passionate about is aiding in the healing of this planet and more importantly healing of the mind. After going through life altering obstacles, I have found that there is no timeline and we all pave our own path. I am 31 years old, 6 years clean and sober, believer of many things spiritual, a lover of learning / growth, and I am now going to be a college student. I plan to be a bold beacon of inspiration for all. I am a role model, a change maker and a chain breaker. I am also doing this on my own as I work a full time job as an office assistant. Absolutely nothing will stop me from gaining the knowledge and education that I seek. Thank you.


Palm Beach State College

Associate's degree program
2023 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Psychology, General
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
    • Social Work
    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Individual & Family Services

    • Dream career goals:

      Future Interests





      Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
      Recovery means life. Sobriety means freedom. I followed both of my parents into addiction from a very young age. My father overdosed when I was 3 years old and my mother recently overdosed in November of 2022. I traveled down the rabbit hole and into chaos from the age of 16, till I was 26. I found myself desperate, coldhearted, hungry, homeless and hopeless. On the last day of my decade-long binge, I looked up to the sky and prayed to God for help with the physical toll it would take to get clean. I promised that I would stay sober if my physical suffering was somehow lessened. A few hours later I was put into handcuffs and removed from society, in which I was lucky enough that they detoxed me. When I was released, I stayed in a 90-day rehab, got a sponsor, worked my steps, went to meetings and started to build this new life that I had never experienced before. Recovery and sobriety is the most precious gift this life has ever given to me. After dropping out at 16, I have finally found the confidence to enroll in college. Today I work a full-time job, take care of my body, nourish my mind, and I am capable of being there for the ones I love. Without recovery, I would more than likely be dead. My major will be psychology, where I aim to inspire as many souls as possible through my life experience. Thank you.