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Hi I'm Sidney

I am a pre-med chemistry student. I research anti-cancer medication. I love rock climbing and biking. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a pre-med college student I have had the wonderful opportunity to go on many medical aid trips anywhere from the mountain tops of Nicaragua to the homeless communities in the canals of Las Vegas. On my medical-aid trips, I have seen everything from leprosy and tuberculosis to simple ingrown toe nails. I love these trips because they strip away all of the politics of healthcare and focus on the essence of healthcare which is simply to help people. I want to be a doctor for the ability to understand the cause of a person's suffering and be able to relieve them of that infirmity. For the past two years I have done research on the population genetics of the American Crocodile in Costa Rica, and this past summer I researched anti-cancer nucleosides (drugs) that are now on their way to the National Cancer Institute. When I am not studying or in the lab, I usually can be found rock climbing or biking up the canyon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the church of Jesus Christ. I know that the Lord has provided a structured path for us to follow so that we may return to Him some day. This structured path is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the scriptures Christ has provided the steps we need to take in order to live with Him again. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. How do I know that? By reading it. Every time I read the Book of Mormon the Holy Ghost again confirms to me that it is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. How do I know that? Beu

How I live my faith

Over the summer I have been in charge of watching the 2 year-olds in my ward. We start with play-doh and then move to snack time, lesson time, singing time, and finish with blowing bubbles. This provides the mothers and fathers two hours of kid-free time every Sunday to recharge and recommit themselves to the teachings of Christ. Recently, after much prayer and fasting, I have decided to serve a mission. I will be postponing my college, my scholarships, and applying for medical school, for the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 18 months.