I never lost sight of how important an education was but attendance wasn 't a realistic option. In the summer of 2010, after two more strokes and the amputation of both of his legs, my father passed due to the extent of his illness. Though his body couldn 't handle any more damage, he never stopped fighting and trying to rebuild his foundation and our doctor never stopped supporting him in
Becoming a doctor would be my dream job: it would challenge me intellectually and fully utilise my caring personality. I would love to have a positive impact on other people 's lives and that of their relatives. After seeing my father almost dying in the ICU five years ago where I was worried for his life, I realised at that time not only the daily challenges doctors face practicing medicine, but also saw how doctors can change people 's lives by doing their jobs with compassion and selflessness. My ambition to become a doctor stems largely from this event. Yet the months I spent with my father who suffers from cancer in hospital has had a profound effect on me.
I had never been placed in this situation of having to actually put forth my skills, but thankfully for this experience, I came to realization of what my future profession was truly supposed to be. I was inspired by helping my father and the reaction he gave me, so I conducted research on nursing We always dream of ideas stitching together a certain way, and then suddenly something trots along the path altering the dream. Everything is not always going to pan out exactly how we imagine. There are going to be life changing decisions that we are going to have to make that may change our future dreams. For the first time, light shone on the possibility of becoming a nurse.
Although many people think “oh yeah, you’re helping someone out, so they don’t die”, but really no one really going to think that thoroughly. Therefore, not many people think it through when they get the opportunity to become a donor. One thing that sticks out in my mind is my grandpa and mom. Roughly around ten years ago my grandpa had a kidney transplant, he waited eight years for one. My mom said how she would never donate anything because the way we come into the world is the way we go it.
I am the best candidate for this scholarship because I have experienced a hard and unwanted event, but I have grown from it and become a better and stronger person because of my parents, which will help me power through college and become a civil lawyer. My mom and dad although divorced, have supported me through every event in my life, making me the person I am today. Living with my mom, I have learned how hard it really is to do things that my dad would have done in a heartbeat. As I grew up knowing that my dad was not coming back through the back door as I hoped, I learned how hard life really is and how life is not fair. I never believed that my mom and dad had gotten a divorce, mainly I just thought it was a nightmare.
When I was about 20 years old, I decided to embark on an experience abroad where I would be volunteering as a first responder on ambulances. Having grown up with a doctor for a father, I was always interested in certain aspects of medicine, and I loved the idea that I could be a part of saving someone's life and making a difference. Going into the program I had a vision in my head that the daily life on an ambulance would not be so different from the movies. However, I soon realized it was not going to be the experience I had expected. Over the course of my time there I found myself changing my view on what it meant to help people.
When I returned my uniforms a week later they told me someone had quit and they wished I had not quit because they would have hired me. Alas, it was too late. I did not calculate the costs in the right way with my teenage
We gain courage by taking a step out of our bubble and experiencing new things that can lead us to learning new things about ourselves also. A man by the name of James P Owen wrote a list of mottos to live by, and named them the cowboy ethics. One of those ethics is to Live Each Day with Courage. This motto caught my attention because I got the chance to live by this motto without realizing it because I was only a child. When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with Fanconis Anemia and was hospitalized for a year.
The long waiting game was finally over, the suspense of seeing how she was going to look, and if she was going to look like me or her father. I started feeling a little different than normal, I felt as if she was coming soon. Little did I know I would soon get contractions. All I wanted to do was sleep, sleep, sleep. I told my boyfriend I felt like she may come sooner than we thought but he just brushed it off and said, “You’ve been saying that almost every night for the past week.” I started to believe he was right and did not say anything more about it.