Class of 2009, Masters of Occupational Therapy class of 2010
Beyond the long nights of studying and research, Amy Gore, current graduate student in Xavier's Occupational Therapy program, splits her time with a special group of people. After her undergraduate graduation at Xavier, Amy held on to one extraordinary thing that would link her back to other Xavier students, a new club to Xavier's campus called Distance4Dreams. Distance4Dreams originated at the University of Dayton and was introduced to Amy and her friend Katie Schroeder at the end of their senior year. Using the knowledge she gained from her involvement in Student Alumni Association in her past years, she called both current students and alumni to join the club to raise money to send a special little girl named Jacklyn to Disney World. Through hard work and training, Amy and 14 others ran at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, to raise over $3,000 for Jacklyn and A Special Wish Foundation.
As graduate school winds down, Amy begins to look to her future Occupational Therapy internships in San Francisco and Dallas. But in her wake, Distance4Dreams stands strong as one of the newest clubs on campus dedicated to dreams, no matter the distance.