A powerful message

"My name is Emma Jeschke and I am a nursing student at Bellin College. I recently received the Brian LaViolette Scholarship and I would like to extend my deepest gratitude.

 Emma with Doug and Renee LaViolette in the photo booth at the scholarship award reception 

Emma with Doug and Renee LaViolette in the photo booth at the scholarship award reception 

I was moved, not only by all the good you've helped put into the world, but also by Brian himself. His motto, 'The Journey is the Reward," carries a very powerful message and is an immense inspiration to me as I work through nursing school. 

 
 

Life's journeys teach us so much more than we recognize. Life is such a precious gift and unfortunately, not always guaranteed. For this reason, we need to love fully in the present, be compassionate and empathetic towards others and never take a moment for granted.

I feel blessed beyond compare to have received such a generous gift. Your generosity is a light during dark times, and I truly appreciate the effort everyone at the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation makes to positively impact the community. Bellin College is lucky to have such compassionate friends."

Emma Jeschke, Bellin College Student Nurse