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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" High Point University students, faculty and staff collectively contribute more than 108,000 hours of community service each year. #HPUCares

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I started here my freshman year, and I love my classes. We weren't sure what was going on for about a month. So I was in and out of the hospital there trying to figure out what was happening. I walk in and there's like 10 doctors waiting for you. And they're like, we need to tell you something. I was like, OK. They're like, you have cystic fibrosis. The rest is history.

So when I came back to go to High Point, I could barely walk in and out of my room without being tired. Also my diet had to completely change. But they were really great about that. It is amazing the people you meet here and how much they can impact you.

Gail Tuttle, she contacted all my teachers making sure they knew I wasn't going to be there the first week of classes to making sure I was connected with disability Services if I needed a ride to class or if I needed an excuse from a test because I was sick or just from class in general, to getting groceries. I could pick out anything. If was from Whole Foods or Harris Teeter, anything they would get it for me.

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Like if I was going to any other school, I don't think I would have come back to school, if that makes sense. My whole sorority and my friend group, everything, I could not have survived without them. I'm graduating on time. And I'm even ahead in credits, like that's unheard of. At this school people genuinely care about you. And I know that firsthand from exactly what I've been through.

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