What Does My Pawpa Mean To Me

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I have lived in Pensacola, Florida for my whole life. I have lived in the same house since I was six years old, and before that I lived in an apartment by my elementary school. I went to Jim Allen Elementary School where I spent kindergarten through fifth grade. I had to be homeschooled for half of my first-grade year, and half of my second-grade year because I was going through cancer treatments as a young girl. I then went to Ransom Middle School for sixth and eighth-grade because I had to be homeschooled again in seventh grade due to having a major surgery. I missed a lot of school growing up because of my cancer treatments and surgeries, but I never fell behind, and I always had teachers that looked out for me. For high school, I went to J.M. Tate High School, and graduated with highest honors. I loved school from kindergarten all the way through…show more content…
My mother was my number one supporter then, and still is now. She is always by my side, and there for me. My pawpa is another important family member; he will be there for me, and come get me from across the states if I asked him too. He gives me sound advice, and guides me.
I would say the event that impacted my life the most would be having cancer at such an early age. I was always told that I acted much older than my age, but I think that has a lot to do with needing to grow up to deal with all the stress cancer can bring upon a family, and upon a child. I have a few accomplishments in life that I am proud of. One being that I am the first person in my family to complete past their freshman year of college, and at the end of this semester I will be graduating, so I will be the first in my family to graduate college. I am also proud that I have obtained my Child Development Associate credential in high school. Throughout college I have maintained my GPA, and been on the presidents list every
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