Character-based Catch-ups: Savanah B.

 

Character-Based Catch-ups are a new blog series featuring the inspiring beneficiaries of GameChanger Charity’s Character-Based Scholarship program.

Every day, we’re touched by the kind of impact supporters like you have made possible.

We’re glad to bring you another check-in from a previous Character-Based Scholarship recipient Savanah:

“Dear GameChanger Charity,

No words can express the gratitude I feel for the grant you awarded me. Thank you so much! With the money you gave me, I will be able to afford living [here] over this next semester.

If everything goes according to plan, I hope to earn my degree and work for a nonprofit so I can help others like you have helped me.

Once again, thank you! Please let me know if I can help in any way.

 

Sincerely,

Savanah B.

 

Character-Based Catch-ups: Apolonio ‘Polo’ S.

 

Character-Based Catch-ups are a new blog series featuring the inspiring beneficiaries of GameChanger Charity’s Character-Based Scholarship program.

A huge thanks to our partners over at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital for helping us reconnect with Polo.

Below are some words from an attending caregiver who had this to say:

“After receiving your scholarship, Polo received a kidney transplant! This is wonderful news for a patient on dialysis. After organ transplants patients are immunosuppressed for a period of time post-transplant. That means that his immune system was too weak to go out to public places like malls, parks, or SCHOOL.

When he received the scholarship in June 2017, he was in the summer right after his high school graduation and planned to start college in the Fall. The timing of his transplant put a little delay on Polo beginning college as scheduled because he would have to miss part of his first semester due to his recovery.

I have been keeping in touch with Polo and assisting him with enrollment and he is planning to start in Spring 2019 and study in the Automotive Technology Program at [his] College. He hopes to become a mechanic and eventually open his own shop.

On behalf of Polo, he is so grateful for the scholarship and the timing of it!

Gratefully,

Adrienne E.
Teach-Education Liaison
Child Life Services
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital”

 

To our incredible supporters and partners, thank you so much for helping make incredible experiences like this happen.

Character-Based Catch-ups: Tanner F.

 

Character-Based Catch-ups are a new blog series featuring the inspiring beneficiaries of GameChanger Charity’s Character-Based Scholarship program.

A huge thanks to our partners over at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for helping us reconnect with Tanner!

After connecting with the caregivers who looked after Tanner, they had this to say:

“Tanner has about a year of treatment left, and he is very much looking forward to the end of it!

He continues to do well medically, despite issues with AVN from treatment.

Tanner is also doing very well in school, and is an honor roll student.

Tanner plans to study Civil Engineering, but has not decided on a school yet.”

An equally huge thanks to you, our supporters, and partners for helping make these programs possible! Your support makes it possible to improve the lives of patients through carepackages like Tanner’s: