Today’s donor spotlight, Rose #11943, is 23 years old and a proud graduate of UCLA. An athletic, quirky beauty, Rose is a static trapeze master who speaks Kiswahili and has worked with NGO’s and service organizations in Africa and Guatemala. She’s available for a cycle immediately and is looking forward to helping a couple in need. Her personal essay is below.
I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA (unweighted) and was accepted to UCLA in the field of political science theory, which was my major until being accepted into the UCLA film school. I completed my undergrad degree in Cinematography (3.7 GPA). I practice and teach static trapeze and other circus skills, and have always enjoyed physical adventure (kayaking, hiking, etc). I’m not particularly competitive except with myself. I enjoy the sciences a great deal, and have always academically excelled in the arts and humanities. In high school I was very involved with the theater and directed several large productions as a fundraiser for a free women’s cancer clinic. I draw, paint and sew on my own time, while my degree at UCLA focused on both the technical and artistic side of photography and lighting. I love to read, to be outside, to find new music and to get to know new people. I will try any food once. (I don’t know if any of that is genetic, but it probably can’t hurt).
My family: I come from a large family, while I only have one sister (she is 15 and brilliant), my grandmother had eleven children and I have around 30 first cousins (many of whom have 2 to 5 children of their own). Within that large group there’s an incredibly diverse range of talents, but a common thread of ‘proactive’ with a sizable handful of artistry and the occasional Olympian (gymnastics and kayaking). Osteoporosis in the 80+ crowd is common. My grandfather has it fairly severely. He also fell down the stairs and broke his neck two Christmases ago, was in a coma for two weeks, and is now back to hiking with my grandma. I think this demonstrates rather well the stubborn immortality complex that has been common amongst all of my older relatives (my grandma still refuses to retire).
Over the past three years one of my friends became infertile due to ovarian cysts, and another participated as an egg donor in a program in northern California. After seeing the immense hurt of discovering one might not be a mother, and watching another friend experience helping a couple achieve the family they desire, I’m interested in also helping a couple reach that goal. I love children and do intend to raise a family of my own, but for me it is in the distant future… However, I have these eggs sitting around if you’d like to use some…