National University



At National University, we believe our story is the story of our students. This documentary series features many of our inspiring students, including a veteran who lost her leg after a helicopter crash and a servicemember transitioning out of the military into civilian life.

NU alum Kirstie had a defining moment in her life on June 23, 2012, while serving in the military. After surviving a helicopter crash, her road to recovery has been paved with pain, loss, and the determination to find her purpose. This is her story.

After five years in the military, NU alum Brad has decided not to re-enlist. The journey home is filled with reflection on his time in the military and anticipation as every day takes him one step closer to being reunited with his family.

NU nursing student Maggie is the definition of a fighter. After being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing 16 rounds of chemotherapy, she took to Instagram to share her journey in the most honest and raw way possible. This is her story.

Being creative and expressive though drawing and painting lights a fire inside of Sarah. As a busy mother of three, she turned her passion into a career and has never been happier! This is her story.

NU alum Kenyauda is a firm believer in living your life by purpose. As a successful development director, she selflessly inspires and cares for people with special needs. This is her journey.

NU alum Jason balanced his passion for teaching with travel while pursuing his degree from locations around the world. He is determined to leave a footprint in the world and inspire others. This is his journey.

Esa is an assistant chief probation officer working in juvenile justice, a single mom living with multiple sclerosis, and a future Master of Public Administration graduate. This is her story.