I applied to become a 100minds participant out of sheer curiosity, little knowing that I would be chosen for it. Now that I am, by pure serendipity, it feels surreal to me that I am making a massive impact in society - something that I've always intended to do. Being a 1st-year medical student with little to no patient contact at this stage, it is very easy to forget why I gravitated towards medicine in the first place. It is these programs involving the community that really capture the essence of one's purpose in life, which is to serve others. It is also programs like these which help me in shaping my professional identity as an aspiring health care worker.
As thrilling as it seems, I can somewhat foresee the challenges that lie ahead in this brief, beautiful yet arduous journey which I hope will open many new doors in life, not only for me but all the children to whom the proceeds go to.
This is my first official fund-raising project on my own and I'm happy to admit that there are significant gaps in my knowledge as well as fund-raising skills. Hence, I'll be needing all the support I can get from the public here, back home or anywhere in the world.
To all my present and future donors, I sincerely thank you for your contributions to the cause.