The CCEF scholarship fund has helped me with my journey with continuing education by taking some of burden off my family and I as I go this time with my mother. My mother and I share a close bond that most mothers and daughters don’t have and with her being gone it has affected me. This scholarship, along with the many others I applied, for have really helped me take my mind off the monetary value of college and focus on becoming the amazing surgeon that I have yet to become. While I hate that my mother is away from me right now, I know that going to college was important to her and I. I thank CCEF, because without them and the aide of others in my life, I think college today would be a big stretch for me.