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Meet 2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient, Kanbi Knippling

Meet 2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient, Kanbi Knippling

Last fall, we announced our 2015 College Scholarship recipients. As the 2016 application period is open now, we will continue to feature the last few of our individual scholarship recipients, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get notified when new blog posts are published. Previously, we have featured Mallory, Mary Beth, Erin, William, Emily, and Greg. Today, meet Kanbi.

2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient Kanbi Knippling

Meet 2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient, Kanbi Knippling

Since birth, Kanbi has had spina bifida. The doctors told her parents she likely wouldn’t make it. However, she fought hard and survived her first major surgery as an infant. Since then, she has gone through more than 40 surgeries.

Despite her hardships, 2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient Kanbi has maintained her schoolwork and grades. She achieved the honor of being on the Dean’s List for all four of her semesters so far at college. Plus, she serves on the Brookings Human Rights Committee as a student representative. She is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Psi Chi, and Phi Upsilon Omicron.

Today, Kanbi is a Junior at South Dakota State University where she’s working toward the goal of becoming a certified child life specialist. She hopes to help children and their families cope with illness and disability.

Kanbi Knippling has truly exemplified a dedication to giving back throughout her life. Given her experiences of life as a child with spina bifida, we know she’ll be wonderful in her future career!

About 180 Medical and Our Scholarship

180 Medical is a nationally-accredited provider of sterile-use intermittent catheters and ostomy supplies, and we’re proud to be considered the first choice for many of the top healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and doctors’ offices across the nation. Customers choose and stick with 180 Medical because of our unparalleled product knowledge and our dedication to customer care.

Also, we offer an annual college scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, ostomies (ileostomy, urostomy, and/or colostomy), and/or neurogenic bladder. We know paying for college isn’t easy these days, and we also understand that there can often be extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions.

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About the Author
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, where she's worked for 12 years. She loves seeing the positive impact we make on our customers' lives through our values of compassion and education.

Outside of work, you can find her at her favorite local coffee shop, hanging out at home with her husband and their dogs, or browsing garden centers, where she will almost certainly buy another plant she doesn't really need.