Our most recent Character Based Scholarship recipient displays love and support for her fellow patients and their families. She is friendly and quick to make friends with new patients while showing them how to live life to its fullest during their stay at C.S. Mott’s in Michigan.
Realizing that her studies would be put on hold, Brittany has found many other creative ways to grow as a person and try to support her mother, sister, and herself. She uses social media platforms to share her experiences in the hospital and is a large advocate for the causes she believes in.
She is a huge supporter of GameChanger and was the first tester ever to stream live using VR in a hospital. It was during this stream that Brittany was able to speak with multiple audience members through Twitch including representatives from multiple charities and HTC Vive.
Brittany is a passionate artist and loves to write, rap, and sing. She worked with the music therapist at C.S. Mott’s and began producing a song with another patient. Unfortunately, her friend and fellow patient passed away before they could finish the production. Brittany completed the song and was able to perform it live on a local news channel. Even during this emotional time, she was advocating for the power of digital arts and music therapy to help others.
Before she was diagnosed with cancer, Brittany was studying to become a nurse. Her diagnosis put her studies on hold but did not halt her desire to help others. Even when she is physically drained and emotionally exhausted she finds strength in encouraging her peers.
Recently Brittany’s family has fallen on hard times. Even with all of her medical challenges, Brittany was fortunate enough to secure a two-bedroom apartment. She hopes to keep it so that she can provide a safe, stable place for herself and her sister to live while Brittany battles cancer.
Due to her physical limitations, Brittany is unable to work a traditional job or go to school. She has tried alternative ways to raise money through social media including a go fund me page
Despite her struggles, Brittany still tries to find new and creative ways to support herself financially while raising awareness about the needs and struggles of those in the hospital.
It is because of her unending selflessness and passion for the healing power of gaming that Brittany was selected to be a recipient of the GameChanger Character Based Scholarship program.
To learn more about Brittany and to watch a video about her, check out this link.