You could say healing is in Brandon’s blood. After all, his beloved grandmother was a Navajo healer, a medicine woman. And now Brandon is following in her inspired footsteps. The journey hasn’t been easy, but thanks to his College Fund scholarship and his fierce determination, Brandon is on his way to becoming a doctor.
Changing perspectives and giving people hope is as important to Brandon as healing ailments and physical wounds. He sees his success as vital in reversing a disturbing trend in the nation’s medical schools.
“According to a 2015 study, ‘Only 20 indigenous or Native American people were enrolled in medical schools.’ We need doctors and healers more than ever.”
When Brandon returns to his reservation to provide vitally needed care to an underserved population, he also hopes to serve as an example for other aspiring physicians. “There’s no better inspiration in the world than seeing someone like yourself achieving greatness.”