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2017
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CHANGING LIVES: Gift builds student's dream of becoming a doctor

Kaylan Burns had saved up for med school since age 13, but didn’t have enough. That’s when a donor stepped in.

By NEWS STAFF

Kaylan Burns knew she’d have to work hard to reach her dream of becoming a doctor. She started babysitting when she was 13, saving half of what she earned. After high school, she calculated that she would need $60,000 for tuition, books and rent. She didn’t have anywhere nearly enough.

That’s when donor Neil Siemens came into the picture.

Supported by caring donors, many more University of Alberta students have the opportunity to achieve their potential and then go on to uplift our communities. During the week of Feb. 27, we are sharing stories of how, by investing in UAlberta, donors change lives. Read more at uab.ca/thanks