Health emergency inspires student to seek career in medicine
For ACSA Region 4 Every Student Succeeding winner Caitlynn Alimboyao, “paying it forward” is a value she champions at school, in her community and with her family. After surviving a life-threatening medical emergency when she was 5 years old, Caitlynn, who attended Vallejo High School, learned from an early age to appreciate the service and support of those around her, and strives each day to give back. She embraces her Filipino heritage through community groups, volunteering and learning about her cultural history. Her inspiration comes from her family, especially her mom, and the health professionals and educators who supported her recovery. Caitlynn’s goal is to become a pediatrician, helping others as she was helped.