Melissa Baker had dreams of being a doctor from a young age. After having her first child at 16, she thought this difficult path would be too hard for a solo mum. But she made the decision to follow her dream and, with the support of the Brick Family Scholarship and donors to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, she is now in the final few weeks of year 5 of her Medical degree.
“It has been incredibly hard and I wouldn’t change a thing,” she says.
“I would like to thank each of you for the philanthropic support you provide for people like me attending the University of Auckland. I am so blessed to be able to say I am a year from becoming a doctor and this is because of the support you have provided.”
We would like to echo Melissa’s sentiments and acknowledge the life-changing support of the Brick Family and all our Alumni Scholarship donors.