​Diana Borja

Hello, my name is Diana Borja and I I am attending Union County College in the Crandford campus. This upcoming fall I will be a sophomore. The major I am studying in college is biology. It’s quite a challenge going to school full-time as well as working full-time.

I’m studying biology for many reasons. One of them is because I need a career that I am going to be secure with and can help my family. In this field I am striving to become a veterinarian, even though I want to study plenty of things. I would like to continue with school once I graduate with my bachelors in science and study fine arts.

Hello, my name is Diana Borja and I I am attending Union County College in the Crandford campus. This upcoming fall I will be a sophomore. The major I am studying in college is biology. It’s quite a challenge going to school full-time as well as working full-time.

I’m studying biology for many reasons. One of them is because I need a career that I am going to be secure with and can help my family. In this field I am striving to become a veterinarian, even though I want to study plenty of things. I would like to continue with school once I graduate with my bachelors in science and study fine arts.

On August 13th, 2015 my father suffered an accident from work. It’s been almost two years and my father is paralyzed in a place where he doesn’t belong. Being brought to my dad by the doctors informing me that my father has been in a tragic accident was heart breaking. From hearing that he may never wake up to him being paralyzed has had such a huge impact in the life of my family and I.

I was told that my father had fallen from a three story building because he had been electrified. He damaged his spinal cord, lots of ribs, and his body and hands were burned. Plenty of doctors and nurses would tell me every day when I would go visit him that he was never going to wake up and that I should let him go. But I had hope for my father, like any daughter would to have her dad back with her. He had a really high fever after his surgery and the doctors told me that if my dad was to ever wake up he’d be special since the fever burned through his brain and that he wouldn’t be able to speak. It took a lot of time to cope with it and it’s still taking me some time to realize that my father may not ever walk again, but I am grateful that I didn’t have to burry my father my last year of high school.

I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to tell my dad I got my first job and my first car, and I graduated for him. My father is my best friend; he’s the most important person in my life. It impacted me more than it did my mother or my sister. My father gave me everything I needed, even when he didn’t have anything to give. After my parents divorced my father never left me alone, he was always there for me and I appreciate him so much for not leaving me alone.

I am also grateful to TwinBoro Physical Therapy and Kids’ Chance of NJ for sponsoring my scholarship to help me continue to on my educational path. Having less stress because I know I will have less of a financial burden means so much to me. What a true blessing the Kids’ Chance of New Jersey organization is.