Breast Cancer: Personal Narrative Analysis

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On September 24, 2013, my mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. I was only a freshman in high school and I was completely and utterly devastated. Through her journey of countless surgeries, chemo and radiation treatments, and heartbreak, my burning passion of becoming a doctor has continued to grow. I will be honest, I once was the student who earned all A 's and one or two B 's, and although I always cared for my grades, I never put in as much effort as I could have given. Stage 3 breast cancer took numerous things away from the strong woman who raised me, but when I received the news that she would be okay, I gained a great amount of determination and commitment. The passion I have for pursuing an outstanding education at the
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