The scholarship recipient is studying neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh

JERICHO, NY, November 22, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., has awarded its 2019 Academic Scholarship to Andrew Kelly, 20, of Levittown, Pa., who is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh.

Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is a personal injury attorney firm based in Jericho, NY. Beyond their practice area, partners Edward Friedman and Roger Simon have long been heavily invested in helping young people succeed. This scholarship is only one example of reaching out to help others.

“It is our hope that this scholarship helps an impressive student get a college education that they use to make a difference in the world,” Mr. Friedman said.

And the firm is certain that its recipient, Andrew Kelly, will make a difference in this world. Andrew described in his essay a stunning story of survival and triumph that started with a concussion from his first high school varsity football game in 2015. The blow to the head ruptured an arachnoid cyst in his brain and set off an excruciating medical journey, including 11 subsequent brain surgeries. Andrew still has to manage his life battling almost non-stop severe headaches.

In spite of missing 200 days of high school, Andrew managed to enroll at the University of Pittsburgh and maintain a 3.5 GPA with a difficult major in neuroscience. In fact, he volunteers in a Pitt study to help seniors with dementia and he is a research assistant at the school’s Brain Trauma Research Center.

Andrew has found a purpose from his struggles, writing: “Many nights I have laid awake at night simply asking, ‘Why would this happen to me?’ And through my passion for neuroscience, I have found an answer.”

About Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.

Friedman & Simon recognizes that fighter spirit who finds eventual strength in adversity. Since 1991, this firm has fought hard for clients, understanding the destruction and havoc personal injuries inflicted on them and their loved ones. The firm represents clients injured in auto accidents, slips and falls, construction accidents, and more.


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