I Am A University At Grove City High School

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About the Author (Part I (A-D))
Hello, my name is Rae-Kelly Hamilton! I am a rising senior attending Grove City High School, where I’m a member of the graduating class of 2016. I hope to attend a prestigious university, preferably a military Service Academy, Johns Hopkins University, or Washington and Lee University. I also hope to play collegiate volleyball while studying either a hard science or engineering while on a pre-med track. Outside the classroom, I enjoy volunteering, reading, and hanging out with friends. One day, my dream is to be a military doctor with expertise in cardiology.

My particular interest in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was sparked when I met a little boy while on vacation who is a DMD patient.

Thesis (Part II (A-B))
New parents often bask in the enjoyment of their young children as they lovingly watch the days pass as their life story is written. Though a great amount of parents are lucky enough to avoid an encounter with illness threatening to steal their child’s life, many can only hope that their child will not be the single male child of every 3,500 to be afflicted by DMD (Peterlin , 2014). Too many boys—somewhere between 400 and 600 annually—will be born with DMD and its sister illness Becker Muscular Dystrophy in the United States alone (Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, 2015). The symptoms associated with this devastating disease generally render the child wheelchair bound by adolescence and fighting a life expectancy of only 18
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