Personal Narrative: Cyclical Anemia

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I live in a small neighborhood in a white suburb with different economic levels spread throughout. We moved there from Austin when was five to help my dad with his new business, he joined his dad. My grandfather way back started a trucking company co-owned and operated by my dad. We moved to Richmond to get close to his truck lot in EL Campo by my grandparents’ house. This move was the basis of my children, by starting school in this new Town in suburbia. Where I was one of a hand full of African-American kids and one of a dozen minorities in the pre-school through elementary. Through this time my families have gone through many hardships, with my oldest sister having cyclical anemia. This blood gene makes her red blood cells misshapen, instead…show more content…
The end of her struggles though, is as she got older her condition got better and she had less attacks. Then more strife hit when my parents had to file for bankruptcy to keep the house this acquired in my 8th grade year of school and continued throughout my entire high school…show more content…
Through high school, I competed with some of the smartest kids in the district, being that we were a new school and one of the richest, pulling from certain areas and sections of neighborhoods. I also tried to diversify myself by joining and playing in the varsity band playing on my school’s football team and joining several clubs and association along the way. One that has affected me the most would be the engineering club at my High school. The Technical Student Association is at its core and joining of the vex robot team and this year the BEST or UIL robotic team it’s where I’ve had most of my growing as a person. With having, to compete mentally, but also interact personally with my teammates and other teams everyday helped mold me into who I am today. This year as a leader in robotics and on the TSA chapter leadership team has given me qualities of project planning and group mentorship that I couldn’t have received somewhere else. I participated in all these extracurricular and to take AP and Pre-AP classes all four years. Receiving 3’s and high on all of my AP exams and managing a 3.0 and higher
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