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Joan Bishop, 518-451-6557
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KYLE R. NOBLE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO RUBY BARRIOS


Albany, NY, August 1, 2017— The Oley Foundation, based at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, is pleased to announce the issuance of the Kyle R. Noble Scholarship Award to Ruby Barrios of Los Angeles. This scholarship was established in memory of Kyle R. Noble to help further the educational goals of individuals relying on home parenteral and/or enteral nutrition (HPEN) for their primary nutritional needs and to recognize an HPEN consumer who embodies the qualities for which Kyle is remembered.

Ruby has proven herself a worthy role model for many children affected by illness. Ruby was diagnosed with gastroschisis prenatally. When she was two days old, she was taken to the emergency room and had a subtotal small bowel resection. She has been dependent on home parenteral nutrition her whole life, but it hasn’t stopped her from achieving her goals. Ruby studies theater, dance, choir, and drama. She has written and performed her own monologue. In 2015, Ruby had starring roles in her high school plays, Inherit the Wind and You Can’t Take It with You.

Ruby is also active in the Desi Club, which teaches and allows her to perform traditional cultural dances from India. She brings enthusiasm with her every Saturday when she spends time at Inner City Arts, an organization that enriches the lives of children and bridges the cultural and economic divides between them through a total art program. As an employee she advocates for the program to take on more students like her.

Her illness never stops her from chasing her dreams of a career in the performing arts. She maintained a high GPA of 3.5 or better in high school. She will be attending her dream college, the American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Los Angeles in the fall.

This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.

 

Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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