We’re thrilled to announce the scholarship winners below.
I spent two days reading through the essays and watching the videos, every word in the dozens of entries important to us. To say the least, Elliot and I are humbled.
Go Sugar Free exists to make it easier for adults to feel exceptional in their skin. Whether by alleviating issues that can be seen on the outside or assuaging ones that can only be known from the inside, it has the potential to transform.
Here are winners of the Winter 2017 Go Sugar Free Scholarships:
Corrie, Midge, Hannah, and Shelley
Keep reading to see the winning entries:
Midge and Shelley wrote in great detail about why they wanted to take Go Sugar Free. I’ll share just small portions that stuck with me from each essay. Corrie and Hannah created videos you can watch below!
“My name is Midge and I…am a Sugar-holic.
“…Sugar in the Raw, agave, raw honey and organic, natural coffee creamers now have me in a choke-hold.
“…I believe Go Sugar Free would help me to break this cycle. While I could be the ‘before picture’ poster child for your program, I’d love to experience the ‘after.’
“Hi, Jacqueline! I’m Shelley…I’ve been following your email newsletters for more than a year, until today, when I felt compelled to write and ask you to consider me for a scholarship to Go Sugar Free. I’m the mother of two teens and a tween and I spend a lot of time driving them around (that’s why this selfie was taken in my car!). I may look like a typical middle-age mom, but there’s more going on under the surface.
“That blonde hair you see under my hat is actually a wig. In May I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and I lost my hair during chemotherapy. I finished radiation in October and now I’m feeling strong with an excellent prognosis…I imagine it’s like hitting a restart button for my life.
“I’m already a fighter when it comes to staying active…However, with diet I always seem to falter. I’ve already gained back ten pounds of the weight I’d lost. And I know why: it’s my daily dessert and sugar habit, and reliance on foods with refined flour…
“Serving my family wholesome meals has always felt out of my grasp…Is it too late? I never want to say that. I know I can still integrate more healthy meals into my family’s life and lessen their sugar intake. But no matter what dietary decisions my family members ultimately make, I can still make the best decisions for my health. The doctor doesn’t know where my cancer came from but he does know that a healthy diet and lifestyle can help keep it from coming back…”
Thank you to everyone who entered. There were so many deserving entries, and I was grateful to consider every single one.
Corrie, Midge, Hannah, and Shelley, welcome to Go Sugar Free. We’re thrilled to have you.