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Recipient Profile - Danielle

DANIELLE MARTINEZ

HOMETOWN:
Wood Dale, IL

COLLEGE OF ENROLLMENT:
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Science 

MAJOR: 
Nursing 

CURRENT AGE & PROJECTED AGE UPON GRADUATION YEAR: 
Current age 24, at graduation will be 25. Graduate in 2015

HERO POWERS:
Appreciate the little things in life, positive, strong, fighter, and caring. Acute Lymphocytic survivor.

PASSIONS/HOBBIES: 
Love music and dancing. When dancing I escape to another place and let loose. Also love being adventurous, spending time with family and friends. Love to inspire others.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 YEARS AND 10 YEARS AFTER COLLEGE GRADUATION:  
In five years I see myself working in the helping profession as a pediatric nurse in a children hospital in different states around the United States changing children’s lives. In 10 years I see myself forming a family of my own while balancing my career, and supporting other cancer survivors.

 

TOP 3 LIFE GOALS and HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE THEM:
1. Becoming a registered pediatric traveling nurse.
2. Travel all over the world helping others.
3.  Living a healthy fit lifestyle consistently challenging myself to improve.

 

 

BIGGEST TAKE-AWAY(S) FROM YOUR CANCER EXPERIENCE: 

What I took away from my cancer experience is to never give up. Having hope and support from family and friends can get anyone through anything. To never take no for an answer and to live your dream whatever it may be. With motivation, determination, and perseverance dreams do come true, but one has to keep fighting for it. There were many challenges that I had to face and there were many times that I wanted to give up but there is light at the end of the tunnel so keep pushing forward. Mainly to stay positive and live your life to the fullest!!