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Volunteer Spotlight: Brooke

August 2, 2017

As a non-profit, Health Partners Free Clinic runs and operates with the hard work of volunteers.  One of the many exciting things about summer around here is that we are blessed with young medical students who want to make a difference during their short amount of time off.  Brooke Beeler has been volunteering at HPFC this summer, helping out on the administrative side, and learning the behind the scenes work that truly allows the medical field to function.

Before she heads to The Ohio State University, we thought we would give her one more agonizing opportunity for self-reflection (anyone who has ever applied for college, a scholarship or grant, understands why this is described as “agonizing” after a while). Thank you, Brooke!  Not only for allowing us get to know you a little better, but mainly for your service to your community and HPFC.  We wish you nothing but the best!

What’s Your Fondest Childhood Memory?

My fondest child hood memory would be all of our family gatherings. Whenever the whole family was together, the kids loved playing in our family Olympic Games. We always chose a country to represent and everyone always won!

 If You Could Live Forever, How Would You Spend Eternity?

If I could live forever (and had endless resources) I would travel all over the world. I hope that someday I will be able to travel to as many places as possible and experience a variety of cultures. I especially would love to travel through Europe!

What’s Your Greatest Failure, And How Did You Overcome It?

Since I am only 18 I haven’t had too many major failures yet in my life. However, I do feel like until recently I have failed to begin to understand the needs of people in our community who are not like me. Volunteering at health partners has given me a new perspective of our community. I have learned things that are not taught in medical school that are perhaps even more important. With these experiences I feel I will be able to better serve the community as a physician and as a citizen in the future.

What’s Your Greatest Achievement And How Has It Shaped You?

My greatest achievement so far in my life would be becoming a student at The Ohio State University. I am on my way to achieving my dream of becoming a doctor and I am proud to start the journey at such an amazing school!

What Would Be Your “Perfect” Day?

My perfect day is very cliche but also very true. I would spend the day with all of my extended family and close friends playing games and having fun. I would also have to spend a little time with my dog Hunter who I love a little more than I should!

How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

While I really hope to be remembered as a successful doctor, what is really important to me is that I am remembered as someone who served the community. I hope that people remember me as a kind woman committed to helping others!

If You Could Choose Your Last Words, What Would They Be?

If I could choose my last words I would want to make sure all of my loved ones know how much they mean to me and how much they have impacted my life. Without them, I couldn’t be where I am today! I would also have to add in, Go Bucks!!