Recipient Profile - Olivia Valk
College of Enrollment
Current age and age upon graduation
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor. I love to help others learn new things and lead them through it. I am very good at not panicking in difficult situations. I have a positive attitude towards life and a strong spirit.
Cheese curds are my life most of the time, soccer, soccer, and soccer, animals of all kinds, and Fettucine Alfredo.
I started playing soccer at the age of 3, and I haven’t stopped since. Volleyball is also a huge hobby for me. Working with animals is also. I work at a vet clinic as a Vet Tech currently and it’s my dream to own my own business one day.
Top 3 life goals
To go to Fiji, to own my own large animal clinic, and to have a family.
Biggest take-away(s) from your cancer experience.
That I was given the chance to be a cancer survivor. BUT, I wouldn’t have been able to say that if it wasn’t for Dr. Diamond and all of the wonderful nurses helping me get through it all.