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Legacy Medical Society collects donations for those affected by the Maui fires.

At the end of her sophomore year, senior Eva Gurung proposed a medical club for students to work on projects relating to the medical field that would leave a positive impact on the community. Because of the change in sponsor and administration, it wasn’t until last school year that the club started. 

“Starting Legacy Medical Society was a challenging process,” Gurung said. “Our sponsor left Legacy, so it took me a while to find a new one. After I got that situated, we got the club re-approved by Dr. Bonneau, started growing in members, and began our projects.”

Legacy Medical Society began with seven members and grew to 51 students. They participate in service events weekly and initiate service projects supporting communities such as those affected by the Maui fires. Gurung’s favorite project involved creating care packages for vulnerable groups in Venezuela. 

“There were many interesting obstacles we initially faced, such as getting approval from borders and the delayed shipping, but receiving the pictures of children holding our packages made everything worth it,” Gurung said. “It was heart-warming to see all the members work collaboratively on this project, and we are all so glad to have helped citizens on an international level.”

Legacy Medical Society built care packages for a community in Venezuela.

The group meets after school on Mondays. Meeting agendas are later posted on Legacy Medical Society’s website

“At Legacy Medical Society, members can find a community where they can explore the realities of the healthcare field and develop a love for community service,” Gurung said. “I hope that through this club, members can recognize the scope of their service impact, and hopefully take these experiences with them in their future endeavors.”

Freshman Nicole Khong heard about Legacy Medical Society through a friend and met the group for the first time during their Childhood Cancer Walk. She got to know more members at their meeting following the walk. 

“They were all so welcoming and friendly to me,” Khong said. “I immediately knew these people were the right kind of people I wanted to be around in a club.”

Khong believes her involvement in the Legacy Medical Society will further her interest in psychology and neuroscience. Being a member provides opportunities to interact with patients and residents at hospitals and nursing homes. 

“Overall I think our connection to the outside world helps spread awareness about events happening in the medical world,” Khong said. “And our interactions with nursing homes or hospitals help uplift those in difficult situations.” 

New members can join at any point. Prospective members should email [email protected] their name, grade and phone number to join and start receiving the group messages for the organization. Gurung hopes Legacy Medical Society grows to include even more international service projects. 

“Legacy Medical Society means a lot to me because I’m able to spread my passion for the medical field & community service to others. Through this club, I’ve seen many students find a safe space where they have created meaningful friendships and further developed their love for helping others,” Gurung said. “Legacy Medical Society will always have a place in my heart wherever I go.”

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