Class of 2027

Aspiring Cardiologist

Kelvin Smith

With God as my guide, I can be the change. 

Kelvin's story:

From Jamaican Nights to American Dreams

Imagine a single room bathed in the flickering glow of kerosene lamps. Seven children huddle together, laughter muffled by the quiet struggle of an empty stomach. In this humble Jamaican haven, Kelvin’s dreams bloomed like hibiscus flowers against the backdrop of hardship.

School, for Kelvin, wasn’t just brick and mortar; it was a sanctuary. He devoured knowledge like parched earth drinks rain, excelling despite the gnawing pangs of hunger. The half-mile walk became a daily trek fueled by ambition, his spirit soaring like the kites he’d craft from scraps. Science club president, debater, and track star – Kelvin wore his achievements like badges of honor and testaments to his unwavering spirit.

But the path to his dream – a stethoscope around his neck, a white coat draped on his shoulders – was paved with thorns. Socio-economic barriers loomed significant, scholarships elusive phantoms. Reality is a bit hard. High school graduation wasn’t a triumphant march toward textbooks and lecture halls but a descent into the working world. A water purification plant became his classroom, the whirring machinery a harsh counterpoint to the lullaby of his dreams. Yet, amidst the clatter of bottles and the sting of chlorine, Kelvin’s spirit refused to dim. He saved every penny, his dreams a precious cargo tucked away in the corners of his heart. He played football, the worn-out shoes a testament to his resilience. More than just a doctor, he yearned to be a healer, especially for his mother, whose arthritic hands and high blood pressure mirrored the burdens she bore. 

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Kelvin found Adopt A Destiny, and we facilitated his visa approval to travel and attend college in America, with a commitment to cover room & board costs.

In 2022, Kelvin boarded a plane for the first time, his medical books clutching his hopes closer than any treasure. 

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 Three and a half years after leaving high school, the kerosene lamp of his childhood flickered into the fluorescent light of an American campus.


Kelvin’s journey is far from over. The road to becoming a doctor is long, paved with late nights and endless exams. But with every step, he carries the echoes of his Jamaican nights, the spirit of a boy who dared to dream brighter than any lamp flame.

By supporting Kelvin, you don’t just invest in a future doctor; you invest in a ripple of hope that will echo across generations. You become a partner in a story that whispers, “No dream is too big, no barrier too strong.”

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