After careful consideration by the Board of Directors, the Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation (OCIF) is proud to award Lucas Healey with its annual Foundation scholarship. The $5,000 award provides tuition assistance to a full-time, college-bound student majoring in a health-related field.

Lucas is a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School and is the son of Rachel and Mike Healey. He plans to attend University of Mississippi for Health Sciences in the fall., with the ultimate goal of becoming a physical therapist. He graduated with a 4.39 GPA and his school activities included the Football Team, Baseball Team, German Club, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Catholic Athletes for Christ.

The Orthopedic Center of Illinois Foundation was formed to support projects promoting patient education, continuing medical education, and regional charitable organizations.  Since its creation in 2004, OCIF has awarded almost $300,000 to local charities and those pursuing careers in the medical field.