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Meet Andrea, Winner of the 2022 iCAN Video Essay Scholarship

ATLANTA, GA - The International Children's Advisory Network, Inc. (iCAN) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 iCAN Video Essay Scholarship contest.

In Memory of Kate Palermo

As a youth member of iCAN, Kate brought not only a strong voice to support pediatric healthcare, but also, a delightful sense of humor in dealing with her own healthcare needs. Kate's radiant spirit lives on, inspiring the iCAN community each and every day.

Earlier this year, all iCAN Youth Members ages 8-18 were invited to honor the memory of Kate by creating a video essay under the topic of "Why is iCAN Important to Me?".

Announcing the 20222 iCAN Video Essay Winner - Andrea Juarez Hernandez, KIDS Illinois

Andrea, a long-standing member of the iCAN KIDS Illinois Chapter, shared her feelings through the following creative and beautiful video:

Congratulations to Andrea!

Through unanimous vote by the iCAN Board of Directors, Andrea receives a one-time stipend of $500.00 usd to assist with travel expenses to attend the 2022 iCAN Summit presented by Jumo Health in Lyon, France. Andrea's winning video essay is also featured on the iCAN website at

Join iCAN in Supporting Youth Members Around the World

Scholarship opportunities for the in-person 2023 iCAN Summit will open on February 1st, 2023. iCAN is actively seeking donations to help support additional scholarships for youth members. To make a contribution, please contact iCAN at

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