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Meet Elena, 2014 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient

We’re proud to be able to introduce the last of this year’s scholarship winners to you today! Meet 2014 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient, Elena!

Picture of 2014 scholarship recipient Elena with her quote: "My calling to make a positive impact grabbed me by the heart."

Meet 2014 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient Elena

Elena was born with Spina Bifida. From the time she was 3 months old, she underwent surgeries to repair her spine. Although the surgery was successful, she cannot feel her foot or much of her leg.

Despite that, Elena maintains a positive attitude. She says her condition is also her motivation for her future career. Elena aspires to become an engineer in the biomedical or neurological field. With her future career, she hopes to help others with similar conditions.

During high school, Elena stayed active with multiple clubs and even presided as Senior Class President. Additionally, she was a part of an anti-bullying program while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She was an AP Scholar with Honors and belonged to the National Honor Society.

We’re sure Elena will go far in life, and it’s so exciting to be able to contribute a piece to Elena and all of our bright, young scholarship winners’ futures!

180 Medical College Scholarship

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Paying for college isn’t easy these days, and we understand that there are often extra financial difficulties for aspiring students who live with these conditions.

To learn more about 180 Medical’s College Scholarship program, visit

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About the Author
Meet Elena, 2014 180 Medical Scholarship Recipient
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).