U.S. Army Veteran Seeks to Give Others a Helping Hand
Heesun Kim never imagined she would one day be on a path to helping soldiers recover from severe combat injuries – or that she herself would become a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. But thanks to scholarship support, Heesun is turning an unexpected journey into an incredible future.
“It can be hard to have a healthy outlook after losing a limb. I want to help people live a long, healthy life — even though they have a disability. And I hope to make those who have helped me get to where I am today proud.”
Heesun is now enrolled in LBCC studying mechanical engineering, thanks to financial support from the Linn County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship and the Joseph Novak Memorial Scholarships. Because of the extra help, she is now able to take extra classes that allow her to study materials construction for imagining the future of prosthetics.