McKinnley: A story of self-discovery/strength

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My Fanshawe story is definitely one of self-discovery/strength. I have already graduated from Brock University, but when I was there I was so severely depressed that I almost dropped out, which in turn almost drove me to committing suicide in my second year. I cried almost every single night and locked myself in my room; it was a struggle getting out of bed going to class everyday and I always felt as though my future was up in the air and that there was nothing to look forward to. But then I decided I needed a change for my own well-being. So I graduated one year early from Brock to come to Fanshawe for Social Service Work (Fast Track). This was literally the best decision of my entire life. I now feel like I have a future to look forward to due to my amazing teachers and coordinators; I feel excited to get up for class every morning, I have gotten more involved in my community through my placements and volunteering at the agencies that have come to present to us. Fanshawe helped me find myself and helped me overcome my depression. Fanshawe literally saved my existence in this world. And for that, I will be eternally grateful for the rest of my life. Thank you so much Fanshawe, I owe my life to you.

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