This fall after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo we were able to fund 13 dreams of young women nationwide. Some girls used the funding to help pay for school books, another girl purchased a camera, and others used it to study abroad.

For the next few months we will be catching up with the #1000Dream recipients and sharing their stories. This week we are following up with Sarah a soon to be life changing physician. 

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How did you use the 1000 Dreams Grant?

I used the 1000 Dreams Fund to pay my $1000 fee to matriculate at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences next year.  The fee was due by March 15, but I did not have the money. I’m so grateful that Team UChic helped me come up with the necessary funds to continue fulfilling my dream.

How is this helping you get closer to your dream?

Now that I have paid my matriculation fee (and given that everything else falls into place), I will be able to begin studying at KCUMB next year.  I’m one step closer to becoming the physician I’ve dreamed of becoming… my dream is becoming reality.

​What advice do you have for other young women looking to go for their dreams?

Never stop trying. Step outside your comfort zone every day.  And never forget the important things in life while searching to fulfill that dream.

Sarah Crudden

​Any setbacks? How did you get around them?

I’ve been blessed with very few setbacks. But money has been a consistent struggle for me – paying for rent, books, tuition, and other fees.  Especially the pressure to work to make money while also being a full time student pressured with an extra heavy course load since I am graduating a year early.  Picking up shifts wherever possible as well as living as simply as possible has helped me overcome the money issue.

Lately, I’ve begun donating my blood plasma twice weekly for extra side cash – this has been a great experience for me because monetary compensation for my plasma gives me money for groceries while I am able to provide plasma for research purposes and to help those with blood disorders!

What’s next for you? What is your next goal?

My next goal is to do well in medical school, and to hopefully travel as a physician to underprivileged areas in both America and around the world.

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