"The first course I took in HESO was merely to fulfill my Foundation course degree requirement—I didn't even know HESO was a program—but I loved the course so much that I decided to pursue HESO as a major. Although my current career does not involve the program, my everyday life in all other areas and who I am has been strongly influenced by HESO. It has shown me how to be a critical layperson in the health field, including regarding the spread of illness, third world development, how the local medical system affects me and my family, and what and how my family and I consume and purchase food. Furthermore, having recently become pregnant, I am very educated as to what options I have and their implications. My health and health education would not be the same without the HESO program. Thank you!"