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Family and the Christie Foundation Support Sister and Brother

May 02, 2012

By the time Shwayta Kukreti fully fulfills her dream of becoming a radiologist, she will have spent 13 years in college and medical school combined. Today she’s just over… more

Over-achiever sets her sites on Speech Pathology

March 28, 2012

Guidance counselors, teachers, coaches and others all agree: Madeline Blue is an over-achiever. In between soccer, swimming, choir, tutoring, church activities, student council, National Honors Society, and volunteering with the… more

Those in Need Inspire Dental Student

March 28, 2012

Mary Regan comes from a long line of dentists, but it wasn’t until an internship and job shadow experience that she really decided to blend her love of… more

Nursing Student Finds Her Path After Family Tragedy

March 28, 2012

It took a tragedy to ignite a passion in Brittney DuBois. When she was 13, her 19 year old brother Brett was in a terrible car accident that resulted in a one-month… more

Nursing is in Their Blood

March 06, 2012

For mother of four Pam Gustafson, receiving scholarships from the Christie Foundation have helped two of her children realize their dreams of nursing careers. Pam’s only son, Peter,… more

Medical Student Pursues Career of Giving Back

February 24, 2012

From the classrooms and laboratories of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, first year medical student Nirav Patel dreams of the day he’ll return to work with… more