|Philanthropy Event Fall 2012|
I didn't know that I would gain leadership skills.
I didn't know that I would become more involved on campus.
I didn't know that I would be more involved in service activites.
I didn't know that I would have 50 new "sisters" to call on whenever I would need.
I didn't know that my life would forever be changed for the better.
I didn't know that I would be living in NYC for an internship with JDRF for the summer.
You might be asking how that last one comes into play. Well, here's the story of how I got to where I am today...
|My Phi Sig "Sign"|
He then was like, oh I know about that, I have two sons that are Type 1 Diabetic (Diabetes as a whole is one of the leading causes of Kidney Disease (Maybe you can see where this is going..))
Now, it is a really big thing when you can meet someone else who is a diabetic. We have our own community, our own language, and it is easy to get excited to see someone else who has that in common with you. At the mention of his two T1D sons, I sorta jumped up, and said me too!
He was surprised, and then asked me if he had heard of something called students with diabetes, started by Nicole Johnson, and he was wondering if I would be interested in helping him start one on our campus. I said yes, and he gave me his email information.
Fast Forward until Fall 2012. After a few hiccups, we were an RSO. Myself with a few other T1D's that I've met on campus. I heard about the internship program for Students with Diabetes, and knew when that came out. I was going to apply.
|Phi Sig Leadership Conference 2013|
(I even brought them some real NYC bagels for breakfast!)
|Phi Sig Founded at Hunter College NYC 1913|
Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma.