Kashan Zaidi is an 11th grade student at Watchung Hills Regional High School. He is 17 years old and aspires to go into the medical field. Kashan is a son, a brother, a grandson, a friend, and a NICU grad.
Kashan lives in Warren, NJ with his younger brother, his mom and dad, and extended family. His hobbies include swimming, playing the piano, hanging out with friends, playing video games, and watching Netflix. He participates in several afterschool activities such as Future Doctors of America, Red Cross, Model United Nations, American Sign Language, Neuroscience, and Forensics. Last summer, Kashan also joined the Youth Committee at Hand to Hold to volunteer and help others with his preemie story.
Kashan was born on December 17, 2004, two months earlier than his original due date. His mom had preeclampsia and delivered him at 32 weeks weighing 3 lbs., 6 oz. Kashan spent several weeks in the NICU and eventually overcame many challenges that resulted from his prematurity.
Kashan’s younger brother is a freshman in high school and his parents are very supportive of both their sons in making a difference in their community. Kashan hopes to not only be a physician one day to help others but also to be an inspiration to other NICU grads.