Youth Spotlight: Marissa Tehrani



Marissa’s Red Cross story begins in 2013 when she started school at Camas High. She signed up for the American Red Cross club eagerly and attended every event her club had to offer. She enjoyed all things medical and loved to lend a helping hand whenever she possibly could, making the Red Cross the perfect avenue. She has experience planning and hosting blood drives for her school, and running the Leadership Development Camp, a 2 day camp where youth learn about the Red Cross and are CPR certified, which raises about $1,500 for Red Cross disaster relief. In addition, she is an active participant in the Home Fire Safety Campaign.
Through the American Red Cross, Marissa has learned more about having compassion for others and states that “it truly made me feel good knowing I was able to give back and be a part of an organization that helps people in need when disasters happen to them”. Red Cross has not only helped her develop as a person, but also let her express her passion and leadership abilities. Marissa later on became the President of her high school club for two years in a row, and also served on the Youth Council for the Southwest Washington Chapter.
In the future, she plans to pursue a Bachelors of Nursing, and become a pediatric nurse. Marissa will continue her school year serving as the part of her local youth council. She hopes to even further increase her volunteer involvement, run more blood drives for her chapter, and volunteer with the American Red Cross for the rest of her life.

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