Kelli Kent, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, is a sophomore at Carl Albert State College, where she is majoring in nursing.
Her father, Army Corporal Billy Kent, has been 100 percent permanently disabled as a result of his service to our country, and he receives treatments for his health conditions at the VA Hospital in Arkansas, and has been unable to work in over ten years.
“My father depends on VA facilities to provide him with excellent care to keep him going strong,” said Kelli. “Because of this, I feel a personal connection to the VA. I feel it is my duty, and perhaps my calling, to show my gratification to the people that have given me a better life in more ways than one.” After completing her education, Kelli plans to practice nursing at a designated VA hospital.
“I don’t think I will ever be able to comprehend the sacrifices made by veterans of war to ensure their fellow Americans safety. It is my commitment as the daughter of a veteran, part of a new generation, and as an American, to show my gratification to all veterans for providing their services and changing the world,” she said.
An outstanding student, Kelli is on the college honor roll, and she is the mother of a baby girl.
By providing a scholarship to his daughter, Freedom Alliance is pleased to honor Army Corporal Billy Kent and all like him who have been injured in service to our country.