UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) student Yemalla Edwards is on his way to realising his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
His belief in helping people with the best gift ever -- good health -- has seen him overcoming many obstacles to stay focused on achieving this goal. It has not been an easy road getting to this point in his life, but he is propelled by an unshakeable faith in God.
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From his student days at McCooks Pen Primary School in St Catherine, Edwards had to deal with meagre resources, as 40 per cent of the time he would attend school without lunch money. With six brothers and three sisters to share the paltry earnings of his mother, a vendor at Coronation Market, and his father, a minimum wage worker, Edwards pushed himself to achieve even more.
"My family is special to me because they are my all in all. I love to be around them because they are always motivating me, especially my mom and dad," he said. Edwards said most of his motivation comes from within, as he is a determined individual. read more