Scholar Spotlight: Miranda

Have you noticed that we have updated our logo? We are in the midst of revamping our brand and in addition to an updated logo we will be spotlighting our newest scholarship recipients one at a time. Even though we had so many outstanding applications this year, we were only able to say YES to four. We had to make some very tough decisions, but I think that the four young ladies we chose this year are going to be a great addition to the JCRF family! I think you’ll agree.

We are thrilled to present our first Scholar Spotlight – Miranda Kirsch.

Miranda’s journey began after decades of intense bullying. Instead of reaching out for help, Miranda internalized the isolation and eventually began cutting and developed an eating disorder. In her junior year of high school, she attempted suicide. She was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and received treatment over the course of the year. Throughout her treatment she chose each and every day to be a warrior and is now on the path to success and happiness. Even though she remained in treatment throughout high school, she was able to take dual enrollment classes earning 7 credit hours as well as organizing donation drives at the local Children’s Hospital. She will be attending Grand Valley State in her home state of Michigan and plans to study nursing. We are certainly proud of Miranda and her infectious joy left us with smiles on our faces after our interview. She’s a perfect example of #LiveYourNextChapter! Way to go Miranda, and welcome to the family!

“Now that my crisis has been stabilized, it’s my time to shine! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me. I’m excited about all the possibilities of success and happiness that are right within my reach!” Miranda Kirsch.

Help us say yes to more students like Miranda, donate today! Your dollars make a difference!

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Scholar Spotlight – Rian

Rian had visual hallucinations all his life. Starting at the age of 5, although they were very disturbing, he thought everyone saw them. He never told anyone because he didn’t know it was abnormal. That was until middle school, when his hallucinations began to manifest into debilitating experiences, leading to worrisome self-harming and suicidal behaviors. […]

Our board consists of professionals in the behavioral health care industry and educators. We understand what you’ve been through, and we have the resources to help.