Announcing the Second Annual Judy Currier Scholarship to Attend the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference
June 12, 2017
- Summary: To honor former StopAfib.org forum member Judy Currier, the organization offers a scholarship to make it possible for recipients to attend the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, August 4-6 in Dallas, TX
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Judy and Mellanie at the Discovery Channel’s Red Carpet Premiere of A Heartbeat Away From Stroke
It is our goal at StopAfib.org to empower as many people as possible with the most up-to-date information about Afib treatment, so that they can get their lives back.
We don’t want finances to stop you from attending the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, if you want and/or need to. Although we keep the investment level as low as we can, we know there are costs associated with traveling, too.
That’s why we wanted to make you aware of the Second Annual Judy Currier Scholarship.
Judy Currier and I (Mellanie True Hills, StopAfib.org founder) were the first members of the StopAfib.org discussion forum, and we became good friends on a shared mission to keep others from going through afib-related issues or having afib-related strokes.
Several years ago, Judy’s sister stopped taking her blood thinner after her Afib stopped. Sadly, she suffered a massive, deadly stroke shortly thereafter.
Judy experienced lifelong complications from being left in Afib for far too long. We lost her two years ago, just a couple of days before the Patient Conference. In fact, we dedicated the conference to her memory.
When I started planning our first conference, Judy was instrumental in helping me develop the agenda. Her support was unwavering.
So much so that even when Judy passed away, she provided a bequest to StopAfib.org. From that, we have created the Judy Currier Scholarship: to help those who really need to attend the conference but aren’t in a position, financially, to do so.
We have no doubt that Judy would have loved for us to use her bequest this way – helping Afib patients who need it most.
If you know you can benefit from attending the Conference and would like to apply for a scholarship – or, if you’re already attending but would like to apply for a scholarship on behalf of a loved one, so he/she can attend with you – we ask that you apply in one of two ways:
- Submit an essay, no longer than 1,000 words, to [email protected], with the subject line: Scholarship. In the essay, explain thoroughly why you or your loved one needs to be at the conference, and why it’s a financial struggle for you. NOTE: please copy and paste the essay directly into the email, rather than sending an attachment.
- Submit a video, no more than three minutes in length, to [email protected], with the subject line: Scholarship. In the video, explain why you or a loved one needs to be at the conference, and why it’s a financial struggle for you. Please send a follow up email to confirm that we received the video because not all email systems will handle large videos.
Note: All submissions will be kept in confidence. When we receive your submission, you will receive an email confirming our receipt within one business day. If you do not receive this confirmation, please email us at [email protected] and let us know to help ensure there were no technical difficulties. We will also notify scholarship recipients via email as soon as possible, so you have time to make your travel arrangements.
Finally, be sure to apply right away. We will begin allocating funds to applicants as soon as we begin receiving applications, and will do so until the funds are expended.
We look forward to seeing you in Texas!
If you’d like to learn more about the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, you can do so here: GetInRhythm.com
P.S. If your application is accepted and a scholarship awarded, you will still be responsible for transportation to and from the event, and meals not provided already by the conference, as well as some or all of your hotel costs. In our efforts to help as many people as possible to attend the conference with the funds available, we cannot cover all conference-related costs for scholarship recipients.