Currently I am living in the United States as an asylum seeker. I had to flee my country because of political persecution, leaving my entire family behind. I would like to be able to build upon the higher education that I have already attained and attend medical school. Growing up, I volunteered much of my time to working with children who have HIV/AIDS. Through this experience, a passion was ignited in me to help others and I would love to be able to give back to those who are suffering from this disease. Not only do I realize but I have also seen the effects of good medical care, knowing how it can change a person's life for the better. The inspiration I received from those children has motivated me to pursue a career as a pediatrician, hopefully working with clients who have HIV/AIDS.

As a survivor of torture, I have overcome many hurdles to be where I am today and I am proud of what I have accomplished. My education is very important to me and my future career goals inspire me to continue to work hard. I also enjoy volunteering my time to help others in need.

I would describe myself as a passionate person who is both eager and willing to broaden my knowledge base. I consider myself to be a fast learner, someone who takes the initiative, and I have acquired good time management skills.

Something interesting about me is that I love almost all types of sports and am hoping to learn to play tennis in the near future.

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Funded on 12/3/2012

Eva from San Diego, CA

Seeking asylum in the US; need laptop to further my university education

I had to flee to the US due to persecution. I hope to continue my schooling this upcoming year. Having a laptop will help make my studies much easier. More

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International


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