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Ella Reithinger

Elementary School

Ella Reithinger is a Freshman in Arizona, She became involved in L.I.F.E. after observing her mother create the organization 7 years ago. As a result, she has been involved in helping to organize several philanthropic events within our community including delivering Christmas gifts to the Pediatric Emergency Department, the L.I.F.E. annual Emergency Medicine Service Day, making blessing bags for the homeless, and the Citrus Tree Harvest in Arcadia to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank.

 

Ella is dedicated to this work in learning how to become a better person and how to set an example to her peers on how to live a life of service. As a student ambassador Ella pledges to be an advocate of how to better ourselves and our community through serving the less fortunate and spreading education and wellness tools to our community.

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Sawyer Reithinger

Elementary School

Sawyer Reithinger is a 7th-grade student in Arizona. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society as well as the Arizona Trojans and Canes Baseball teams, and Broncos Football. Throughout his sports career, Sawyer has consistently demonstrated his commitment as well as leadership skills. 

He became involved in the L.I.F.E. organization after being inspired by his older sister Ella and the way she was able to serve her community. Since the pandemic, Sawyer has spent time fundraising, organizing PPE, and sending encouraging letters to healthcare workers. Over the years Sawyer has helped both his mother and sister with projects in L.I.F.E. but decided to dedicated more of his time to be an active member and represent the organization full time. 

When Sawyer is not in school or at a sporting event he spends his time tutoring other students in the community and helping his little brother advance his sports skills. Sawyer is most excited to be able to improve his communication and people skills and be able to show that he is reliable and committed to the organization’s mission and vision.

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Cassandra Rau

Arizona State Alumni

Cassie graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a B.A. in Spanish. She currently works as a Medical Scribe at John C. Lincoln Emergency Department and previously worked in research with Mayo Clinic and the School of Life Sciences at ASU. She plans to pursue her medical degree in the coming years. 

Cassie has worked with both Dr. Windsor and Tyler in the Emergency Department where she became inspired by the services that LIFE provides to people in the community. 

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Shaun is a student at Arizona State University pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Medicinal Biochemistry. He currently works as a Medical Scribe at John C. Lincoln & Deer Valley Emergency Departments. He plans to pursue a medical degree in the coming years. 

 

Working with Dr. Windsor in the Emergency Department allowed him to not only witness physician and health care staff burn out first hand, but become inspired by L.I.F.E. and the efforts they make toward mental health. 

 

Physical health has always been a part of his life, but in the past years, he has noticed the impact that mental health can have as well. 

Working with LIFE has really highlighted the importance of a whole being, mentally and physically, and he hopes that he can inspire others to build and nurture themselves.

Shaun Brennan
Arizona State University

Amy Faustinos

Midwestern University

Amy graduated from Grand Canyon University in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She will be applying to graduate school to be a Physician’s Assistant. Amy has also been heavily involved in multiple medical missions. Traveling with a medical team multiple times per year to less fortunate communities around the world she works to provide medical care and surgeries.

 

Self-health and well-being are very important to her because she has always been busy and often forgets to take care of herself before taking on her long list of tasks to do. This is exactly why she became interested in LIFE and is so passionate on the foundations in which it runs.  

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Rachel Kawakami

Rachel graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. She is currently working towards her aspirations of becoming a physician assistant. 

Rachel found a passion for community service after being a titleholder in Miss America's Outstanding Teen program. Through that experience, she was able to see the benefits of serving others. One of the aspects of community service that she enjoys most is the ability it has to bring people together to support and encourage each other. Though Rachel leads a busy life, she realizes that health and wellness are vital aspects to function at her best. Her philosophies of overall health and wellness includes a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual health, which is why she believes in L.I.F.E. and what it has to offer.

Abigail Longmuir

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Abigail Longmuir is a freshman attending high school in Arizona.  She is a multi-sport athlete and enjoys participating in soccer, basketball, cheer, skiing, golfing and swimming. Although she plays many sports she is also very well rounded in school and extra curricular activities. She was a member of NJHS throughout middle school and the NJHS Secretary for her 8th grade year. She is hopeful to participate in the Key Club, NHS, and Student Ambassador Club this coming school year.

 

Abigail became involved in L.I.F.E. about a year ago. She saw all her friends and family volunteering their time and thought that it would be great to do so too. Over the past couple of years she has donated time to L.I.F.E making bracelets for healthcare workers, helped with fundraising events, and sent encouraging letters to healthcare professionals, She also volunteered at her middle school, St. Mary's Food Bank and St. Vinvent de Paul.

 

When Abigail is not at school or doing sports she is helping around the house, spending time with friends and family and is rooting on her high school sports teams!  She is most excited to improve her social skills and be able to show that she is a very committed, friendly, and outgoing person. Most of all she is excited to help out her community and spread awareness of the L.I.F.E foundation to her high school, peers and community members.