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  • Renee Peterson

Introducing Crystal Griffith: A Beacon of Hope in Medicine

Updated: May 12

Born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana, Crystal Griffith is a graduate of Queen’s College, who through perseverance and determination proudly earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida in 2019. This was the first major hurdle to overcome in achieving her dream of becoming a doctor. 

Her story may not be unique, but coming from a modest family in Guyana, her accomplishments are nothing short of impressive. In the face of numerous firsts – being the first in her family to move to the United States, the first to pursue a college education, and now the first to embark on the journey to medical school, she has faced countless obstacles. Nonetheless, she has emerged as a resilient individual shaped by a particularly challenging journey. Her passion for medicine is deeply rooted in her firsthand experiences growing up in a developing country, where the quality of healthcare was calculated according to the wealth of the patient. 

Moreover, Crystal remembers her early fascination with medicine was sparked by her aunt’s traditional “bush tea” preparations which was made to treat common ailments. She intends to address inequity and exclusion in medicine and in education throughout her studies and career.

Her recent acceptance to Howard University College of Medicine, marks a significant milestone in her academic journey. However, as an international student, she faces the considerable financial burden of covering all expenses for her studies, as she does not qualify for financial aid. Crystal stands at the threshold of fulfilling her dreams and is hopeful for support and guidance from her community.

Join us in supporting Crystal Griffith as she embarks on this transformative journey. Together, let’s ignite a ripple effect of positive change that will resonate in every patient she treats and every family she comforts throughout her medical career. Your contribution today will not only help shape Crystal’s future but serve as a powerful reminder that every act of kindness and generosity has the power to transform lives and uplift communities.

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