When I think about my life and how I got here today, I know that God has placed many angels on Earth to help guide me along the way.  Two of those early angels were Mr. Backe – my 7th grade science teacher, and Mrs. Wright – my high school guidance counselor.

Mr. Backe – I am so very thankful for you!  When I was in 7th grade, I moved to NW IN and started a new school.  I had just left a school where it wasn’t “cool” to be smart.  In my new school, I didn’t have many friends, and I really didn’t fit in.  So, when it was time to dissect a frog, I thought – there is no way!  So, I asked you to allow me to write a paper on it instead.  And, I am so very thankful that you asked if I would just be there the first day.  If I really didn’t want to do it, you would let me go to the library and write the paper.  And, as you know – I LOVED IT!   Not really dissecting the frog, but I loved science!  And, I truly appreciated your support!  That led to taking 5 years of science in 3.5 years of high school and eventually going into pharmaceutical sales.  I wouldn’t be here without you!

And, I just realized that the “thing” that got me to love science was a FROG (Forever Rely on God)!  Amen!

Mrs. Wright – I am so very thankful for you!  You were always there for me in high school.  What I didn’t realize then is just how much that meant.  Teenage years are tough – especially for girls.  And you were always there.  You weren’t just there to help me with classes and prepare for college applications – you listened to a lot of silly girl issues that were the world to me at that time.  I cannot thank you enough for that – and all you did!  And, you helped me focus on pharmacy and eventually Butler.  I wouldn’t be here today without your guidance and I am so very thankful for you!

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Hello! My Name is Jennifer Muszik

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