Our Legacy Now Student Foundation (OLN) is a student-led organization that provides emergency financial assistance to students who are experiencing unanticipated hardship. OLN gives Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) students a place to turn to when the unexpected happens. Due to COVID-19, our students need your support now more than ever. Even while staying apart, we are all in this together. The students at TTUHSC are going to be the frontline heroes in our communities very soon! Please show them support now, so they can keep you healthy later.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/our-legacy-now/default.aspx
Meet Ashley Hodge, a student who is currently working towards her degree to be a Family Nurse Practitioner, and whose husband recently started a landscape and home design company.
In October 2019, Ashley and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Hallie, and were excited to begin this new journey in life together. Between late night diaper changes, doctors appointment and juggling life with a new baby, Ashley and her husband stayed focused on their goals of her becoming a Family Practitioner and expanding their small business.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the following months. Their bills quickly compounded due to Hallie's medical bills and Ashley being on maternity leave for 3 months. Due to the pandemic, their small business diminished and the cost of their living expenses fell on Ashley's shoulders as in addition to going to school, being a wife and mother, she also works as a pediatric emergency room nurse.
Ashley then reached out to one of her professors and was told about the Our Legacy Now Student Foundation as a resource to help students in position's like hers during the pandemic.She quickly applied and was offered $1,000 to assist in her family's minimal living expenses.
Stories like Ashley's are common during this time, and it is because of other's generosity that we are able to help the next generation of health care providers. Please join our efforts in assisting those who will one day be on the frontlines taking care of our communities for years to come.