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Noreen Chan Tompkins, cuya historia comienza en Loma Linda, Ca., no sabía qué estudiar. “Cuando estaba en la secundaria, uno de los amigos de mis padres era farmacéutico. Su hija vino a California para buscar donde hacer su residencia y tuve la oportunidad de hablar con ella sobre esa carrera”, ella comparte. “Trabajar como voluntaria en el hospital de [veteranos] me convenció que debía estudiar la carrera de Farmacia”.  

On our descent down Mount Rainier, we made our way around the Wilson Glacier and crisscrossed the Nisqually Glacier, trying to avoid the many open crevasses, however, came to a crevasse we could not go around. We located a snow bridge to traverse over. After testing the bridge, we decided it was safe to cross. When it was my turn to go over, the snow bridge collapsed. I fell 14 feet and became wedged in the crevasse, upside down.

When I was seven, I had a near-death experience. I was driving the tractor, pulling a small wagon that contained the posts, and every so many feet, we would drop a post. Soon we came to a very steep hill with a rather precipitous descent. There was a lever on the tractor that, when you were on level ground or an incline, pulling it would reduce the speed. However, if you were descending it caused the opposite—in fact, it made the tractor coast. In my nervousness approaching the hill, I attempted to slow progress, and pulled the lever causing the tractor to go faster, not slower.