Some great news!
Rich's teacher was doing some fundraising for the school (East Central college) and ended up with too much money :) Never a problem I've heard of before, lol, but they had $2,500 extra. So he decided to give it as a scholarship. He worked with the Dean and some other peoples and decided based on need and performance in the drafting program. They decided on one $1,000 and three $500 scholarships. Rich didn't know anything about it or that his teacher had thrown his name into the hat until his teacher gave him a letter during class last night.
He got the $1,000 scholarship!!! And since he's already paid for this semesters classes they'll just cut him a check! How awesome is that.?And when his teacher was telling the class, he said it'd come to no surprise that it was Rich who got it!
I also heard back from my teacher on my out-of-town rotation! Looks like I'll be going to Seattle for about 5 weeks after all! I'm excited, I think it will be so much fun to go up there and be able to stay with Uncle Glen and Aunt Margaret! Although I've never been away from everyone for so long, lol. It's gonna suck to not be able to see Rich, and everyone else for that matter, for 5 weeks. But I think the experience will be worth it. I'll be able to see what another state does as far as pharmacies are run, and the different laws they have. Because you'd be surprised how different the laws are state to state. For example, in Illinois you only have 7 days I beleive to fill a prescription for a C2 controlled substance, and here you have the entire 6 months that the prescription is good for. So people will come over from Illinois if for some reason they don't get it filled in time. Also, my aunt has lupus so I will be able to see a day-to-day example of a patient (sounds funny to call her a patient, but whatever) who struggles with a chronic condition. And the efforts she has to go through with her medical care. I think it will be a good reference for the future, an example of what it is like on their side. A lesson in empathy and compassion I guess you could say.