Cierra French — medical student

Cierra, a 4th-year medical student from Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana spent the last couple weeks here with us as part of her practicum. She was first introduced to His Hands by her stepfather, Russ, who was an active part of our remodel this last year.

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Kennedy in 2005. She is the oldest of 6 and the first to go to college in the immediate family. She graduated from UNI with a Bachelor in Science in 2010 and then received her 2nd Bachelors, this one in Bio-Medical Science from Dominican University in Riverfront, Illinois. She will begin her residency on May in Family Medicine, with a focus on the under-served. She plans to study abroad in hopes to gain a global perspective of needs. Despite the hurdles and barriers she had to overcome, she says she is here because God allowed her to be.

When asked about her experience at His Hands she shared how much she enjoyed the positive atmosphere and how all seemed to appreciate what they do, helping in any way they can and putting God first. She also added; “This is the first time I’ve seen in a medical setting, people coming together to pray before getting started.”

When she has free time, which she admits is not often, she enjoys working out, writing poetry and hanging out with friends- who most are also family members.

Her favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith and not by sight”

We are grateful for the opportunity to part of Cierra’s educational and spiritual journey, and have no doubt she will do great things for the under-served and the kingdom of God.