MULLINS S.C. (WPDE) — Albert Brayfield II, a 9th at Mullins High School, is a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023, just outside Boston, on the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus, according to a news release.
The release said the Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.
The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal, according to officials.
The release said Albert's nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent
Mullins High School of based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.
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During the three-day Congress, Brayfield will join students from across the country and “hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients discuss leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; witness stories old by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.”
The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science.
Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are “online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more.”
His mother, Krissy Marie Martin, said her son does extremely well in school and is involved in a number of honor groups.
Martin said she is proud of the young man he has become and that he’s an ideal son.
From a young age I knew that he was brilliant. Many of his teachers and even doctors had told me just that. I had him at just 16 and I was determined that I was going to give him the best life I could and a better one than I had. I finished school and went onto college and started my future for us. He has watched me struggle through the years but has never seen me give up. His father and I divorced when he was just 4 years old and I did everything in my power to instill the values in him a man should have. I have raised him in church and to have a strong faith in the Lord. Everyone he ever comes in contact with tells me how well mannered he is and how children of his age are not like that anymore. He works hard in all he does. He is on the varsity football team as a freshman. He is in MCJROTC. He is in the process of starting up the fellowship of Christian Athletes back up at MHS. And on his off time he helps me help people who are unfortunate. Just last week he took his own money to buy a lady we know who has nothing a Christmas tree and all the decorations for it and a stocking and food so that she could have something for Christmas. He literally had the biggest heart of any kid I know. At a younger age he was bullied in school because of his adhd and how smart he was and he just didn’t fit in. It wasn’t until his 8th grade year when he found his love of football that he stepped out of his comfort zone and started to play football for Palmetto Middle School and making more friends. He truly is an over comer and he reaches for the stars daily. I’m so proud of him. All I ever wanted for him was a better life and better chances in life than I ever had and I’ve made sure by the Grace of God and a lot of prayer that he has just that,