Holy Trinity Grad Idanis Perez Inspired To Help Others, Studying To Become Doctor
By Kathy Reakes // October 31, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Don’t let the bright smile and short stature fool you, Idanis Perez is a young woman on a mission to help others locally, at college at Georgetown University and across the world.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador Awards To Honor Student Humanitarians In Special Gala Nov. 1
Don’t let the bright smile and short stature fool you, Idanis Perez is a young woman on a mission to help others locally, at college at Georgetown University and across the world.
Most nights you can find the Rockledge resident and former Holy Trinity student behind the wheel of an ambulance flying through the streets of Washington, D.C., to an accident or emergency.
She became an EMT by taking night classes to help give her a “well-rounded” view of the community and world she lives in.
As a full-time student at Georgetown majoring in Healthcare Management, Idanis said she was blessed to have been accepted to the school’s early program for medical school, which means she doesn’t have to take the dreaded MCAT test to get in.
The stipulation behind the agreement was that she spend two years of college working on a project or activity that would help her develop into a well-rounded medical school candidate, being an EMT is just part of her activities to meet that goal.
Idanis also works at Georgetown Hospital’s Surgical Department taking care of families waiting for surgeries ranging from elective to pediatric transplants.
“I didn’t expect this job to engage with my passion for service as much as it has,” she said.
Ever since high school Idanis said she has been inspired to help others and has learned through her experiences. She says working this past summer as an intern for Health First in the administrative-quality assurance department and at Georgetown, she has learned that readmission is a very serious issue she would like to explore and help prevent in the future.
Another of her endeavors includes working for a local Hispanic clinic in Washington providing free gynecological care to women to do just that, prevent readmission.
If that all that isn’t enough, Idanis also works as a campus RA and runs a Greek dance troupe that has performed at several embassies and the Kennedy Center. But she does like to have fun and enjoys running, visiting the beach and taking the occasional trapeze class.
She isn’t sure what kind of physician she would like to become, but you can be sure she will be one who spends her time helping others across 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