Pursuing his dreams: Dr. Eddie Mairura
Orthopedic Surgery Resident, University of Minnesota
Page Scholar 2004-2005, 2008-2009
“The Page Education Foundation helped me pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. The encouragement and support changed my life.”
Eddie Mairura always knew he wanted to work in the medical profession. As a resident in Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota Hospital, he’s making his dreams come true. Preparing for a career of improving the lives of others as a surgeon, Eddie also hopes to do international medical missions, “to provide health care to other people who are less fortunate and have less access than we do here.”
He moved with his family from Nairobi, Kenya at 13, and graduated from Hopkins High School. “When I started as an undergrad, I was looking for opportunities to mentor folks along the way, looking to give back after getting so much help, that’s when I heard about the Page Scholarship and what it had to offer,” he says. Through the Service to Children project, Eddie mentored in the Y Buddies program. Recalling his time as a mentor to a young boy, Eddie says, “His dad was in jail, he had trouble in school, but it was an opportunity for me to treat him like my little brother and guide him through. We spent time on campus and did things that showed him ‘yeah, things might seem hard now, but there are opportunities to academically excel if you make important choices.’”
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