Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX.
Coordinators: Melissa Lopez
In loving memory of Natalia Lopez
Contact information:Melissa Lopez
ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET
Nursing scholarship fund in memory of Natalia Lopez
For those who had been affected by childhood cancer
and have found a calling in nursing.
This scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Natalia Lopez. Natalia was diagnosed with AML leukemia in 2009 at the age of 15. She received 3 rounds of treatment and a bone marrow transplant, but relapsed just 3 months after transplant. She died on Oct 28th 2009. Natalia love to dance and cook. She always knew that when she grew up she would work with children. After spending a few weeks in the cancer center, she found her calling: she would be a pediatric oncology nurse. Natalia's smile and warm hugs will be missed always…
We have established this scholarship in honor of Natalia and the nurses that were her inspiration to become a nurse.
- Graduating high school seniors, community college and/or four-year university students.
- Must be enrolled in courses that fulfill nursing school required courses.
- Applicants must have battled childhood cancer, be a siblings or a parent of a childhood cancer patient.
Financial Award: $2000