Reeya Raskin Shah Looks To Help and Touch People’s Lives All Over the World
By Kathy Reakes // October 30, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Reeya Shah, a senior at Edgewood Junior/Senior High School, is interested in many things, just like any teenage girl.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador Awards To Honor Student Humanitarians In Special Gala Nov. 1
Reeya Shah, a senior at Edgewood Junior/Senior High School, is interested in many things, just like any teenage girl.
But what sets her apart is the number of clubs and volunteer opportunities she devotes her time to in hopes of growing and becoming a doctor.
Besides being a member of BETA club, the Key Club, the National Honor Society and the president of the Health Occupations Students of America, Reeya also finds times to be involved with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation.
Oh, and she loves to dance and gets to together with friends to choreograph Indian or Bollywood-style dance numbers. And play the piano.
She became involved with DGF because of her interest in medicine and after her parents encouraged her it was a great place to start. Although she hasn’t been able to take part in any mission at this point, she helps with the group’s spelling bee and speaks about the event to different schools and people throughout the community in an effort to get more people involved.
“The spelling bee is a great experience, it allows kids and adults to learn about different sciences and careers in the medical field,” she said.
TOUCHING PEOPLE’S LIVES GLOBALLY
She hopes to continue to grow as a volunteer with DGF saying that such organizations are extremely important because it helps those who are less fortunate and it gives them a chance at education.
After her senior year, Reeya is headed to college and hopefully, a career in medicine.
“I hope I can take part in the missions in the future because you get to help and touch people’s lives all over the world.”
As part of Space Coast Medicine Week, honorees will be honored during a Gala dinner on Nov. 1 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. For more information about the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassadors call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
For dinner reservations to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards call 321-749-1282. For sponsor or exhibitor information, call 321-323-4460 or 321- 615- 8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com