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Maryland Stories: Doug

My name is Doug Yeager and I am currently a senior majoring in neurobiology and physiology. This is my fourth year participating in Terp Thon and I am currently on the Morale Committee for my third year on Planning Team. Terp Thon has had a tremendous impact on my life. My Terp Thon journey started after dancing for twelve hours my freshman year, and I saw what kind of a difference I could make in the world. I learned from all of the Miracle Kids about everything they have gone through and got to see the smile on their faces when performing the morale dance. I was impressed by the 300 hardworking, committed students working so hard to put on such a great event. This inspired to me to want to get more involved in the cause. After dancing, I joined planning team and joined more organizations where I got to help others who needed it.

This inspired me to change my major from chemical engineering to neurobiology and physiology pursuing a pre-med track. I realized that for the rest of my life I wanted to have that same impact on people everyday. I can thank Terp Thon for opening up my eyes and allowing me to see the difference one person can make on another, and how tremendous of an impact thousands of dancers coming together can make. I am excited to enjoy my senior year while pursuing a career that will allow me to make a difference every single day. Terp Thon has been life changing for me and I can’t wait to make the most of it as a senior this March!

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