BRVGS Student Helps Others Cope with Grief
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:50PM
Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School

Tuyet Chuong, a senior at William Monroe High School and in the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School held a "strategies for coping with loss and grief" seminar at the high school this January, helping those who have a lost a loved one to cancer.  She has been volunteering at the Orange County Free Clinic and shadowed a pediatric oncology nurse at UVA for her 30 hour internship.  Her research question explores both new treatments in oncology and wrestles with the ethical question of WHEN (at what age) a child is ready to make their OWN decisions regarding treatment.   Tuyet states that her community service and legacy were meaningful because "it allowed me to help not only people that need help, but also make a difference in people's lives.  I wanted to help students at WMHS with issues they face struggling with coping with a death of a loved one who has cancer.  I just want to make a difference in people's lives at the end of the day."  She has done an amazing job in her research, community service, and internship and we are very proud of her!

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