Hello! My name is Adonay Ekubaselase, I am part of the first generation in my family to be born in this country. I am 13 and currently in Challenger middle school in 8th grade. I live with my dad, mom, and three brothers which is a family of 6. My parents were immigrants from different countries. They try their best to let us have a life they did not have by working for long periods of time till the point where they have barely any time to sleep. Our parents try to give us the opportunity to do things even though they are limited by many factors financially like sports. Sports is a big part of our family because all the kids enjoy it. Sport may be fun but it’s really stressful for our parents due to all of the places to go and especially the added up price.
I used to want to be an engineer when I was younger but I noticed that being an engineer won’t help as many people as being someone in the medical field. I would like to go to Harvard and do 4 years of university, medical school for 4 years, and residency which lasts around 6 years. This is because I really want to be either plastic or a general surgeon. I would love to help people feel better about them selfs physically and mentally by doing life-changing surgeries that could boost their self-esteem.
Becoming part of A Bridge for Kids would be amazing. With the sponsorship money, I would buy myself school supplies to help with my education, a laptop because our family of 6 only has one old windows 7 computer. With the money, It would help me pursue my loving of sports and I would like to try new sports and music like football and piano which all make me feel happy and joyful.
The financial portion is not the only thing about the sponsorship that I could benefit from. The academic support could help me achieve my dream of being a general or plastic surgeon with opening many doors for my future. With this sponsorship, my family and I would not have to worry about my academic and financial support to help support my education throughout the years. Thank you for reading this!