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Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

Jessa had a slight health scare last year that introduced her to her dream profession.

The senior at Johnson High School plans to attend Lanier Technical College after graduation to become a radiologist.

“I went to the doctor when I was in my junior year,” the 17-year-old said. “He thought something was wrong with my stomach, so we went to a radiologist. And I just had a moment like, ‘This is what I want to do.’ It just hit me.”

Jessa said her doctor found nothing abnormal, but the newfound determination to study radiology motivated Jessa to improve her grades.

Her teachers praised her hard work and her father, Steven Warren, said his daughter has “bloomed the past couple
of years.”

She credited her parents, who motivated her to find her passion.

“They’ve been encouraging me to try to figure out what I’m going to do for college,” she said. “I had kind of been unsure, and then it just hit me, like I said.”

Her doctor’s concern, she said, is something she’s grateful for to this day.

“It was weird because he thought something was going on, but it wasn’t,” she said.

“I guess it was just what I was meant to do.”

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