Personal Narrative: How Medical Care Changed My Life

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I woke up at 3 a.m. hearing whispers coming from the room next to mine. I could barely make out what the voices were saying. I heard the word “hospital” and I immediately knew something was very wrong. I rush out of bed into the next room only to see my mom and dad softly conversing. My mom was complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, I knew something was up. My dad told me to go wake up my brother and get dressed, we were going to the hospital. The drive down there was almost something out of a movie, dense fog and light rain all in the middle of the night. The drive from our little cabin to a hospital took nearly thirty minutes, those seemed like the longest minutes of my life.

That night I found out my mom had a heartattack. This event completely changed my outlook on life. I didn’t think anything like this could happen this close to me. This, of course, was not only an emotional strain, but also a huge financial strain. My mom survived this event, but not without consequences financially. Medical care comes with a huge price tag, I found out, and it astonishes me how much this event costed. After my mother
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Fast Forwarding to today, I realize the importance of life and how quickly something can go wrong. I now plan on attending college with the hopes of becoming even more inspired to help people everyday. I am not the only one embarking on this college adventure, but my brother is too. Furthermore, this scholarship would help benefit my family’s financial situation because my brother and I will both being starting our freshman year of college this fall. My parents will be faced with a huge financial burden because they will be putting two children through college. I intend on participating in a work study program to help alleviate some of the cost of
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