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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. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get notified when new blog posts are published. Today, meet Kanbi Knippling, one of our 2015 recipients.

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, the 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 life experiences 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. We’re proud to be considered the first choice for many of the top healthcare facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and doctor’s 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
Meet 2015 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient, Kanbi Knippling
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she has been with the company for over 14 years now. She loves getting to be creative in her role and hearing from customers about the positive impact we've made on their lives.

Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband and their dogs or browsing garden centers (where she will almost certainly buy another houseplant she doesn't really need).