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About the Student

Herby is in his 5th year in the program, and he continues to live in Port-Au-Prince with his two brothers. His older brother is his primary caretaker, but he is unemployed so finances are extremely tight. Itís a struggle just to keep food on the table, so without the RISING program it would be next to impossible to make it through school.

In spite of lifeís many challenges, Herby remains optimistic and focused on his studies. His dream would be to become a surgeon one day. He says half-joking that he has a steady hand, and he assures us that he has no squeamishness about blood, both good traits for a surgeon. He knows itís a long shot, but he would love to study medicine abroad after he finishes university in Haiti. He is well aware that many doctors in Haiti lack training, and he wants to help change this trend.

Age: 13
Grade 9
School: College Adelphos
Concentration: Middle School
Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti


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