2022 Youth Education Award Recipient
Amy Adams – Delta, BC
Pursuing Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia
Diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma at age 11
Generously funded by R. Angus King Legacy Fund
As the recipient of the Education Award for Young Brain Tumour Survivors, I offer my gratitude in being chosen to receive this award. The funds will help contribute to my tuition in the coming semester. This award will help me focus more on my practice and learning and help reduce the debt incurred with schooling, for which I am so thankful. Additionally, this award recognizes the adversity and determination that I have fostered in an effort to create a pathway for myself in pursuing an education, that was once not a possibility.
Awards like yours help reduce students financial stress and allow them to focus on their studies. They also empower students and recognize the impact that battling an illness from a young age
can have on future success. Instead of this being a barrier, it has been transformed into a platform to spark strength and change in me. Thank you for providing this to me and other fellow
survivors. It is greatly appreciated, and something I will always cherish. Thank you to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and R. Angus King Legacy Fund for this opportunity!