Miguel's Medical School Fund

The journey to medical school has been long and arduous but through it my passion to become a doctor has grown immensely. What seemed a dream is now soon to become a reality. Many thought that a boy raised in the projects of East Los Angeles was never getting into medical school. I had the odds stacked against me. I am the eldest male out of seven siblings, raised in a single parent household who counted on governmental assistance to survive. Drugs, gangs and violence constantly surrounded me in my community. However, with much prayer and perseverance I continued to remain driven and worked many jobs to support my family. I graduated from Garfield High School in 2007 and earned a Bachelor’s from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. Soon after completing my undergraduate education, I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children named Matthew (5) and Addie (2). Throughout all the trials and tribulation, I always held on to my dream tight and close to my heart, believing I have a calling to become a healer and serve the community where I grew up.

 I will be attending Western University of Health Sciences to pursue Podiatry medicine.  As a Podiatrist, I will be trained to provide treatment that emcompasses diabetic foot care and lower extremity amputation prevention. I hope to return to my community and inspire others to reach above and beyond!

 Your generous contributions will help cover the cost of tuition and educational expenses.

Thank you for your consideration.


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Miguel Ruiz 
Wellington Heights, CA
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