At a very young age Marisa would watch “The Baby Story” on TLC and was intrigued by the doctors that worked with newborn babies and their mothers. I believe that this is when her dream to become a neonatologist was realized. After Marisa lost her three-month battle with leukemia I was in search of meaningful ways to honor her fight and her legacy. I felt this was the perfect way to honor her life, her dreams, her fight, and desire to become a doctor by establishing an endowment fund in her honor. I believe it is important for others to contribute by helping to provide financial assistance for students who are in pursuit of their goals and dreams in the field of medicine.