The Surgical Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides outpatient surgical services at no cost to those in need. Founded by Dr. Lionel Meadows and his wife, Kathryn Meadows, RN, BSN, the Surgical Hope Foundation gives many patients the opportunity to fulfill their medical needs without the added burden of finances.
Each year, Dr. Meadows offers three graduating high school seniors a scholarship to help fund their college endeavors. Each student must complete an essay describing their aspirations and goals in pursuing a medical career. Below is the winning essay from Luke Fowler, the recipient of the 2015 Surgical Hope Foundation Scholarship for Franklin County High School. Congratulations, Luke!