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Helping Every Youth (HEY) Magazine – Youth and Young Adult Inspirational Lifestyle Magazine

Helping Every Youth (HEY) Magazine – Youth and Young Adult Inspirational Lifestyle Magazine

Demi Chalkias: Fast & Focused – A Drive Toward Purpose!

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Demi Chalkias: Fast & Focused – A Drive Toward Purpose!

Hey! My name is Demi. I was always that fun weird kid that loved to make the class laugh and do silly things.

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Demi Chalkias – Fast & Focused – H.E.Y. Magazine

I grew up and went to university to become a Doctor and dropped out half way to become a racecar driver- without ever racing a day in my life! It was a crazy decision but what’s life without a little craziness? Here’s a little more about me and my journey to becoming a semi-pro racecar driver.

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Demi Chalkias - Fast & Focused - H.E.Y. Magazine

Demi Chalkias – Fast & Focused – H.E.Y. Magazine

I got on the path of becoming a sports medicine doctor after going through a serious hip injury. I used to be a triathlete and my training schedule was very intense. During my training for my worlds qualifying race I developed my hip injury that required many hospital visits and lots of rehab. After going through all of this I gained a fair amount of knowledge in the medical field and it got me interested in pursuing the field.
My parents supported my idea and my schooling- they were excited to see me become a doctor. I was the first in my family to go to university and they could not have been more proud. However, during my schooling I began to feel empty and passionless about the medical field- I knew it wasn’t my purpose.

Demi Chalkias - Fast & Focused - H.E.Y. Magazine

Demi Chalkias – Fast & Focused – H.E.Y. Magazine

Read the full story in the summer 2016 issue of H.E.Y. Magazine. 

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