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As many of you know, we are roommates in Penn State's nursing program together. We both have a passion for taking care of children and hope to one day work in a pediatric setting. This year, we are lucky enough to have the chance to go onto the pediatric oncology floors at Penn State Children's Hospital for our clinical, and meet the kiddos we are trying to help. We see the struggles them and their families go through as a result of their diagnoses. However, they are so much more than a diagnosis. These kids and their families have a strength and love deeper than any we have ever seen. This is why we are raising money for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital through THON. We are doing this for the ones who have conquered, the ones still fighting, and for our beloved angels. We hope you will join us in the fight to conquer childhood cancer.
A little bit about Sarah:
Hi!! My name is Sarah McClintic and I am a junior nursing student with a minor in Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies at Penn State! I am from State College and grew up around THON and all of its wonders. Ever since I was a child I was going to visit the BJC during THON weekend and I have always been amazed by the love and passion that is there over 46 hours. I have always had a passion for children and have been a babysitter on and off since I was about 13 years old. When I decided to go into nursing, I knew I would probably end up taking care of kids in some way. Now that I am further into my education, I have decided I want to either work in a pediatric oncology, NICU, or Labor and Delivery setting. Over my 2.5 years at Penn State so far I have been involved in THON through my organization, SNAPS (Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania) and Dancer Relations Committees! Applying to be on Dancer Relations was definitely the best choice I have made since coming to Penn State. Through Dancer Relations I made some of my best friends, met the most amazing families, and was able to support dancers during THON weekend. Although THON looks a little different this year due to COVID-19, the whole THON community is more determined than ever to make this a great year. I hope you can join us in our efforts to conquer childhood cancer!
A little bit about Coriana:
Hi! My name is Coriana Masslofsky and I am also a junior nursing student at Penn State. I am from Memphis, Tennessee but was led to Penn State because my dad is an alum. I too have been babysitting since I was a young teenager and have such a passion for children. I went into nursing because I want to take care of people, and through my education I have decided I want to go into pediatrics as well! When I first got to Penn State I didn't know much about THON, but I knew I wanted to be involved in some way. I got involved through Club Cheer and also though SNAPS (Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania). I am so excited to try to become a dancer this year because I have loved going to THON every year and seeing the impact that we as students are able to make on the life of a child and their family. There is so much happiness in the BJC over THON weekend while many of these kids are battling cancer. The way we can put a smile on their faces means the world to me and I can't wait for the day that I can say we cured cancer.