The Running Dream

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Growing up, I never thought I would be pursuing a career in the medical field. I can remember stages of my childhood where I wanted to be a teacher, a horseback rider, and even The President. The turning point for me was The Running Dream.

I read this book when I was a freshman in high school, and it was so good that I realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: work with prosthetics. The book The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen is about a high school track and field prodigy, who lived and breathed to run. On the way to a track meet, the protagonist, Jessica, and her teammates get into a car accident and Jessica ends up losing one of her legs. Draanen’s book gave me insight into the struggles that this young, athletic woman
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