Doctoral student, Jeremy Lacson, is making moves as a third-year physical therapy student, where he has maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. and is a recent recipient of the Fresno State Alumni Association scholarship fund.
As the first-generation child of immigrant parents from the Phillipines, he has seen firsthand the brave struggles his parents faced in adapting to a new country. With the passing of his father when Jeremy was 13, he looked to his mother as an inspiration, who took on the task of raising three children by herself.
In fact, his mother, who also worked in the healthcare field as a nurse, was the trailblazer that led Jeremy’s path into the physical therapy profession. He credits his mother for instilling in him a compassionate heart with the desire to help others.
He uses his upbringing, one of both perseverance and tragedy, to connect with his patients, who undergo difficult times due to their injuries. He says being able to support them through troubling times makes his job all the more satisfying.
[Video courtesy of the Fresno State Alumni Association.]