I received a phone call early this month from a close friend of our family, Mrs. Ashlee Carpino. Mrs.Carpino teaches the M.A.H.S.T. academy at Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley CA. MAHST stands for Medical And Health Science Technology. This program at AVHS is for students who aspire to have a career as a professional in the medical field. I had the pleasure to share my story with the freshman class of future young professionals. These students may take the MAHST Academy all 4 years of high school if they desire. All students are members of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical skills in this industry through motivation, awareness and recognition. These skills are an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
Mrs. Carpino invited me to speak to her students in hopes to inspire these future “life savors”. What they are studying in her course can potentially be so rewarding to them and to so many others in their near future. Sharing my story with these inquiring students was greatly fulfilling and so much fun. They respectfully asked questions about my particular stroke and recovery. I believe my time resinated well with each of these young minds. Thank you Mrs. Carpino.