Shreya Raman: Biggest Love Is Volunteering With Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation
By Kathy Reakes // November 1, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville High School senior Shreya Raman is a whiz at school and at life.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador Awards To Honor Student Humanitarians In Special Gala Nov. 1
Titusville High School senior Shreya Raman is a whiz at school and at life.
Besides being the president of the National Honor Society and the president of the Health Occupation Students of America and secretary of the Future Educators of America, she also is a member of student government, the Spanish Honor Society and plays Varsity girls basketball.
But her biggest love is volunteering with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation because she said she has a passion for helping others. She was able to take part on a medical mission with the organization to Gujarat, India, in what she says was a “truly humbling experience.”
By shadowing and aiding the local physicians, she was able to learn about healthcare from a completely different perspective. And what she learned only spurred her desire to become involved in healthcare whether it be by becoming a doctor or by going into science research.
When Raman is not busy with school and basketball or volunteering, you will find her at Parrish Medical Center where she conducted a research project on the correlation between environmental factors and childhood obesity.
With the hope of creating awareness on the subject, Raman used her results to create an informational pamphlet to be distributed at local clinics.
She’s also had the opportunity to work in a lab where she is currently studying tools that play a role in the expression of the tuberculosis gene. Through these research projects, and working with DGF she said she hopes to be able to help people worldwide in the future.
“Volunteering is critical to a community, from helping in a soup kitchen to tutoring youth, volunteers play a role that keeps a society running,” she added.
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