2020 #RAREis Scholarship winner, Veronica, and EveryLife Foundation associate director of patient engagement, Lindsey Cundiff were featured on a recent episode of rare disease podcast “Wait, How Do You Spell That?” to talk about the #RAREis scholarship and how it has helped Veronica pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse.
As a person living with two rare diseases, Veronica is passionate about becoming an advocate for people searching for a diagnosis and living with a rare disease. She has been working toward her dream of becoming a nurse so she can be there for people along their journeys with rare disease.
But, as a person living with two rare diseases, reaching that dream hasn’t always been easy. Last year, while Veronica was scanning scholarship options to help her pay for nursing school, she ran across the #RAREis scholarship application. As she read the requirements, she thought “Oh my god, this is so me!” The $5,000 scholarship is helping her pay for nursing school, helping inspire her children and future patients, helping her to reach her dream.
Hear more of Veronica’s story by listening to the 2021 RAREis Scholarship episode here.