2007 Utah Young Humanitarian – $5,000 Winner
Chelsea traveled to Nairobi, Kenya in 2005 to help in AIDS clinics and hospitals, teach in orphanages and help with the disabled. Chelsea Gould is a senior at Orem High School. Through Operation Smile, Chelsea has traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico to help with medical procedures for facial deformities. She has also worked with children with disabilities through Kids on the Move.
For the past three years Kim has participated in Alternative Spring Break (ASB) where she volunteered with the Newman Center as a Peer Minister doing community service and went to New Orleans to help with Hurricane Katrina relief. Kimberly Gallegos is a senior at the University of Utah. Kim helped to establish the local chapter of House of Hope, as support place for children while their mothers receive addiction treatment. Kim is a YouthLINC Alum leader for the Kenya program.
Nathan Jarrett is a senior at Lone Peak High School. Changing lives one smile at a time is Nathan’s passion. He has accomplished this through Operation Smile. As the Loan Peak Chapter President (2006-2007), Operation Smile he has accomplished his passion by raising nearly $100,000 and devoting over 500 volunteer hours including a medical mission to Amman Jordan. Nathan’s leadership includes Lone Peak student body officer, Interact officer, Eagle Scout and 4-H youth council.
Peter Reichman is a senior at Brigham Young University. During an LDS mission to the Philippines, Peter developed a strong desire to give back to the people who accepted and treated him as one of their own. Peter founded Vaccines for the Philippines which, so far, has organized over 100 volunteers donating thousands of hours to the medical needs of the poor in the Philippines. In addition to meeting medical needs, Peter’s organization has done house construction, hospital remodel and built a chicken farm.
Shonti Breisch is a sophomore at Westminster College. Because of her desire to help children through the grieving process Shonti has volunteered for many years at the Sharing Place and helped to establish the support center, Bridges in Tacoma Washington. Shonti established the 4Kali.org foundation to bring relief to the people of Khoa Lak, Thailand after the December 2004 Tsunami devastation. Shonti also sponsors Gigi, a two year old, orphaned in the Thailand Tsunami.