MUDr. Júlia Horáková, PhD.
Pediatrician, Hematology and Oncology Expert
Pribina Cross II, Conferred in 2016, Slovakia
Katarína Feketeová, Bílíkova High School, Bratislava, Slovakia
Veronika Baníková, Bilíkova High School, Bratislava, Slovakia
“When I decided to take part in this challenge, I hoped that I would get a chance to meet with a reputable person in the area of medicine, biology or chemistry, since these are exactly the areas of science I am interested in, so when I got the message that I am meeting with 2 of them: Dr. Andrej Šteňo and Dr. Júlia Horáková, I was really pleased. Though the meetings were quite different - I cannot say that I enjoyed one of them more than the other one and in fact, they were both unforgettable experiences. I have not only learned some new, interesting information about the way our body works, but I also realized that some people have much more serious problems than the ones we face, but they do not give up and believe that everything will be all right once again, even though some of them cannot even be sure how much longer they will live. If somebody asked me why I have decided to write about this particular experience I would say that it is because we often forget about what matters most – our health and tend to get pessimistic always when something does not proceed as planned even if it is not that important, which is something I really do not understand after these meetings. What I probably liked most is that Dr. Horáková as well as Dr. Šteňo told us something from their personal life experiences, which is something we would never find on the internet. All in all the meetings were really motivating and inspirational so my advice to you is: take part in this challenge, which not only allows you to meet with the people you would have not met otherwise but it also helps you to step one step further."
Bilíkova High School
“It was an amazing experience to meet with Dr. Júlia Horáková. I had an opportunity to see places in the hospital where I normally would not be able to go, I got to know a lot of new stuff about cancer and I also got to meet with such a very talented doctor. I am very thankful for the opportunity I had".