On Friday, January 6th, 2017, Konrad "Theo" Krzywicki graduated with Class 52 from the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care's Paramedic Education Program.
Face Off With Cancer announced in April 2016 that Konrad had been selected to receive the first award of the Ryan M. Sorek Memorial Scholarship. There were several well qualified and deserving applicants; however Konrad's philanthropic nature and drive to give back on a larger scale struck a chord with the selection committee.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Konrad views paramedicine as a stepping stone to his long term goal of starting an organization that specializes in foreign and domestic aid, disaster relief and education. He envisions a global organization that employs emergency medical services personnel and veterans with the goal of working with developing nations to empower their citizens.
As a privately-funded student, Konrad shouldered the financial burden of bettering himself in the field of emergency and paramedicine with a much larger goal in mind. On behalf of Ryan’s friends, family and colleagues in the EMS field, Face Off With Cancer wishes him a hearty congratulations and the best of luck in his future endeavors.