The First Annual Survivor’s Scholarship was awarded to Marissa Ierna, a student at the University of North Florida. Marissa was chosen, not only for moving past her medical challenges, but also because of her efforts in helping others with cancer. The scholarship, offered by Chalik & Chalik Law Offices, is meant to help those whose…
Chalik Law believes in giving back to the community. One of the things that we do is offer a scholarship called the Survivor’s Scholarship. We look for young people in the community who have been seriously impacted by a disease.
On this page, we write about the past winners of the scholarship. Our lawyers know what it’s like to be impacted by a grave disease. It’s not just through our clients. We’ve had personal experiences with cancer and medical negligence. It’s one of the things that drives us to practice personal injury law in Florida.
So far, we’ve been looking for candidates on our own. If you feel like you should be under consideration for next year’s scholarship, feel free to contact us and let us know your story. We are looking for people who have had a serious disease and have taken measures to recover from their illness.
Our first winner, Marissa Ierna, is a good example. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in college that could have ended her ability to play sports and leave her with a limp for the rest of her life. Instead of surgery, she opted for chemotherapy despite taking college courses at the time. We’re glad to say that she has made a complete recovery. You can read the full story in the link below.
If you have more questions about the scholarship, or if you have a personal injury inquiry, please call us for a free consultation or use the online contact form.