Greetings! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Victoria Rainaud. I am a fourth-year Clinical Heath Studies/Physical Therapy and Exercise Science student at Ithaca College. Prior to coming to Ithaca, I worked as a lifeguard at Meridian Fitness and Wellness Center, www.meridianfitnessandwellness.com/. The wellness center's affiliation with Meridian Hospital provided the means by which patients could gain a temporary membership in order to rehabilitate. There, I experienced the fulfilling aspects of this particular medical profession for the first time. I had the privilege of working shifts during aquatic physical therapy sessions. Over the course of my sophomore and junior years of high school, I saw many of the same patients week-after-week. At times, watching people with severe physical impairments performing strength and ROM exercises in four feet of water was extremely nerve-wracking, but it proved to be a life-changing experience in the long run. I observed as patients made incredible improvements with not only mobility, but their quality of life. Noticing a highly prevalent reciprocation of gratitude between the patients and physical therapists, I decided I was dedicated to pursuing a career in physical therapy.