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Luis Guerra

Running for Scholarships in Public Health

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]What?[/b][/p][p]I am fundraising to help provide scholarships at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), one of the top research universities in the world. I need your help. [/p][p][b]Why?[/b][/p][p]Everyone has the right to good quality education. Lack of funding should not be a reason not to access it. The challenge is bigger for students from low and middle income countries. I think we can do something to support this vision. [/p][p][b]My story [/b][/p][p]In 2014, I graduated from LSHTM with an MSc on Public Health after migrating to the UK. While the experience was worth every sacrifice, it was not easy. [/p][p]As a self-funded international student, I went to school full time while trying to find creative ways to generate income to pay for my expenses in London. From seasonal working collecting urine samples to outreach work on HIV prevention. Those experiences enriched my personal and professional development, but prevented me from the full experience of living in London and being part of a world renowned university. [/p][p]With little time and money, I became a bit resentful. I could not join my classmates on group outings nor had the time to invest on many friendships. I even had to put aside one of my biggest passions, running. [/p][p]Life is different now. After university, I started working at Public Health England doing amazing things with amazing people. I finally have the time and resources to enjoy life in London and run again. [/p][p]I had the privilege to meet great people that helped me along the way. It is my time to help someone else. If there is a chance [b]WE[/b] can help someone to have a better experience, I think [b]WE[/b] should do it.[/p][p][b]Why running a marathon?[/b][/p][p]Running has helped me improve my mental health as much as my physical health. I run when I am happy, sad, frustrated or depressed. I run to celebrate or to grief. More than a passion or a physical exercise, running has served me as an outlet for high emotions. [/p][p]Not being able to run was challenging for me, and those around me. Not exactly the most enjoyable person when I am cranky. [/p][p]Running a marathon is a physical and mental challenge that requires months of training. You can follow my training regime at [url=http://www.instagram.com/lguerrac]www.instagram.com/lguerrac[/url][/p][p]Why LSHTM?[/p][p]The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leading centre for research and postgraduate education. Their courses are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of public and global health and are recognised by employers around the world. But mostly, it has some of the most diverse group of students and highly skilled professors. That school is full of rock stars. [url=https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/]https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/[/url] [/p]
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Event

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018

Charity

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Supporters

26-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Well done Luis!!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

Peter K

Well done Luis, you ran a fantastic time!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

Launa

Well done Luis - I was fortunate to see you running at mile 19. Considering the day was extremely hot , you were in control and determined to finish in record time. So proud of you. Launa

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

24-Apr-2018

Catherine

Well done Luis - what an achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

21-Apr-2018

The Countess

Run like the wind!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

21-Apr-2018

Anonymous

21-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Que tengas exito, amigo!

£21.00 plus £5.25 Gift Aid

20-Apr-2018

Roberto El Barbudo

Corre Luisito! I am in awe and admiration of anybody who can run a marathon and you are raising money for such a fantastic cause. You are our rock star! Fuerza hermano y hasta la Victoria siempre!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

20-Apr-2018

Robbie C

Well done Luis - what a fantastic achievement! Enjoy.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid