• April 22, 2010

Julian L. - Philippines 2010-2011

“You have every­thing you could ever want in New York, why would you ever leave?”

My time living and working as a young pro­fes­sional in New York has been an amazing and fun expe­ri­ence; how­ever, I believe that God is calling me to do some­thing very dif­ferent in my life. I know that my mis­sion will be a lot dif­ferent from my time in New York. For instance, I expect to live a very simple life, as opposed to the busy and chaotic life in Manhattan. Nevertheless, I desire to follow my heart and become a mis­sionary.

My name is Julian L. and I am 24 years old. My par­ents are of Filipino des­cent, but, I was born in Washington DC. I grad­u­ated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 with a double major in pre-medicine and phi­los­ophy. Currently, I am a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the teaching hos­pital of Weill Cornell Medical College, in Manhattan. I work on a research study which inves­ti­gates the effects ortho­pedic surgery and phys­ical therapy in patients with osteoarthritis and a meniscal tear in the knee.

Besides my desire to serve with Heart’s Home, I am a pretty normal guy in his mid 20’s. I love playing and fol­lowing sports, espe­cially soccer and American foot­ball (Go Irish!). In col­lege, I played squash com­pet­i­tively, and in high school I ran track, cross country, and played var­sity base­ball. I also have a pas­sion for pho­tog­raphy, art, and film­making. I love vis­iting art museums and taking artistic pho­tographs around the world. One of my biggest inter­ests is to care for the sick, which is why I am pur­suing a pro­fes­sional career as a med­ical doctor.

I plan to devote myself com­pletely to my mis­sion. Any dona­tion will help my dream of becoming a mis­sionary a reality. I will be forever grateful for your gen­erosity and will guar­antee that I will take full advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity. Thank you.

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