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The family and friends of Valentina Estevez are uniting to raise money for the National Student Leadership Conference. Please help support!

Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)
"Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied".

This is Valentina. Recently, she has been selected to represent her school, Hawthorne Christian Academy, at the National Student Leadership Conference for the Medicine and Health Care program. This is a once in a life time opportunity that can open many doors for Valentina in the near future.

Valentina's dream has always been to become a doctor and to save the lives of those who are ill. Attending this program will help her do so. In addition to this wonderful experience, she will also receive a Certificate of Achievement, an official program transcript documenting the extensive work performed, and a letter of recommendation that can be submitted to colleges as part of the admissions process.

This 10-day program takes place in San Francisco at the University of California, Berkeley. This program will teach Valentina how to do many things, which will help her immensely once she takes on her career. Any additional information can be found at:

Below is a sample 10-day schedule:

Day 1
Barbecue Lunch
Campus Tours
AU Credit Option
Opening Ceremony
TA Group Orientation

Day 2
Ropes Challenge Course
Lecture Series: Public Health
Introduction to the Public Health Symposium
Leadership Series: Personality Styles and Group Dynamics

Day 3
AU Credit Option
Guest Speaker: American Red Cross
Public Health Symposium: Group Research
Clinical Rounds Simulation
Taking a Patient History
Heart Rate, Temperature, and Respiration
Blood Pressure
Auscultation and Percussion
Testing Cranial Nerve Function
Surgical Knot Tying
Leadership Series: The Art of Communication

Day 4
Medical Facility Visit: J. David Gladstone Research Institutes at UC, San Francisco
Guest Speaker: Emergency Medicine
Public Health Symposium: Group Research
Medical Documentary Viewing and Small Group Debrief

Day 5
AU Credit Option
Surgical Experience: Dissections
Guest Speaker: Nursing
Lecture Series: Getting In & Going To Medical School
Public Health Symposium: Presentation Preparation

Day 6
AU Credit Option
Facility Visit: The California Academy of Sciences
Field Trip: Pier 39
Medical Simulation & Small Group Debrief: Outbreak!
Guest Speaker: Non-Western Medicine

Day 7
Public Health Symposium: Presentation Preparation
Lecture Series: Medical Ethics
TA Group Debrief: Medical Ethics Debates
Surgical Experience: Suturing
Leadership Series: Conflict Resolution
Lecture Series: Surgery Video Viewing with a Neurosurgeon

Day 8
Surgical Experience: Neurosurgery Simulation
Lecture Series: Medicine in the 21st Century
Public Health Symposium: Presentation Preparation
Field Trip: San Francisco Bay Cruise
Dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf
Leadership Series: Goal-Setting & Time Management

Day 9
AU Credit Option
Facility Visit: UC, Berkeley School of Optometry
Public Health Symposium: Initiative Proposals
Leadership Series: What I’ve Discovered Is
Final TA Meeting

Day 10
Closing Ceremony

The finances approximately accumulate to $3,400 which includes airfare, housing, transportation, utilities, tuition, etc.

First, we ask for your prayers to help Valentina to continue to work hard by the grace of God, and second to give what you can. We ackonowledge that every cent is a blessing and that the praise be to God!

We will continue to inform you on how the fundraising is going, and what other things Valentina will be doing to help achieve her goal. Also, after the trip Valentina will do a follow-up and send everyone who prayed and supported a gift of appreciation.

Thank you and God Bless!
-The Estevez Family

Those who would rather pay in check, make payable to:
Valentina Estevez

Cash and checks (if prefered) send to:
Valentina Estevez
379 Holly Drive
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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