David has taught me how to overcome these obstacles and to become a man. Also, he has taught me that life is not easy he has had his ups and downs and times where he did not know what he was going to do. Seeing my brother go through the adversity he faced and to have a great career, a home, and a woman he loves gives me the motivation and strength that drives me today. He showed his true character by being there for his young brother and sister and not even doing it because he was forced to, he did it because he loved us and wanted the best for us. Every time I see my brother he succeeds at making me smile. He will crack the inappropriate joke or try and fight me like we are in the Ultimate Fighting Championship league. I will always look up to my brother, I will never lose my respect. Through thick and thin my brother has been there for me and I will always be there for him. David gave me the guidance and will power to be who I truly am. From him I learn how to overcome obstacles and how to succeed at life. I will take these lessons and apply them to my future and everyday to make him proud of me. I will never let him down or ever give up on him just like he never did for me. The man I am today was formed by the love and dedication of my big brother David Gaipo Junior and I cannot thank him
All little sisters look up to their big brothers, and I was no exception to the rule. I remember watching my brother Brandon, cheering him on at his high school football games, golf matches, and basketball tournaments. I was only six or seven at the time, so of course I wanted to be just like him. I proudly yelled his name in the bleachers, dressed in his big cotton sweatshirts. My little eyes saw Brandon as a superhero out there, on the courts, fields, and everywhere I saw him. I have forever held that notion in my mind, ultimately holding him on a high pedestal. Even though I regarded him as my utmost favorite human on earth, something happened that changed me and him.
As the youngest of four siblings, it has put more pressure on me to do greater than them. My siblings were alike in the sense that they all had a dream of attending and graduating college, however was not the case in the long run. What they all had in common was that they encountered obstacles that led them further from what they knew was success. Within my four siblings, I have three brother and one sister. All of my brothers have attended college, however later dropped out due to self-doubt and finances. As for my sister, she decided to enroll in the army with the mentality that college was not worth the money.
However, I found myself devastated and confused when my older brother got killed by a stray bullet after attending an after school program during my freshman year of high school. Instead, of seeking retribution I surrounded myself with a great mentor and kept myself focus towards my education.To this day I continue to battle with numerous of obstacles but, I know I have to step up to become a better leader and provider for my younger siblings.
The person that has probably influenced me the most throughout my life is my best friend, Jalen Williams. We grew up doing everything together ever since kindergarten. We’ve only had two of the same classes, in kinder and first grade, but outside of school we would hang out 24/7. There was even a period of time when I had to live with him for two years because of financial issues. Jalen has not only taught me what a great friendship is, but also how to find the brightside in any situation.
Now thanks to him I have grown to be whom I am now. A caring son for my parents, a respectful student, a student that always tries to outdone himself, a man who looks for every moral option in every opportunity, a student that values education, a cheerful man, a man that wants to go to
Helping my brother solidified my commitment to helping others. In order to live a worthy life, I will always opt to be a compassionate person, even if it is difficult. I am glad I put my family first, and I will always do the same in the future. I know that medical school and residency will be a long and difficult road, but the only meaningful life I can live is one where I am improving the lives of
Growing up I was an only child until age six. I now have a little brother. When he was just a toddler we noticed that he was a late talker and wasn't doing the same things that other kids his age were doing. As time grew on they diagnosed him with bipolar disorder. When he started school , he had made threats to a little boy on the bus and got kicked out of school.
I wish I could see my brother Phillip Glasper again soo bad. He had such a great influence on my life because he always taught me to keep my head up, even on the worst days. Me and him been through a lot growing up. Where we are from, we worked to accomplish our goals in whatever we did. I have became a little slacker when I heard he left, but I always had to remember that he wouldn’t want me to slack in anything. That is because I wouldn’t want him to do the same.I love him like he is the last thing on this earth! I will do anything just to see him again. I promise I would not trade him for a soul on this earth.
Throughout my childhood my mother had severe bipolar disorder and took her daily rage out on my three siblings, my father and myself. My oldest brother, Nick, was impacted by her behavior and grew into a violent child. When my parents were gone Nick was the babysitter. I was weak and defenseless—an easy target for the outlet of his anger. He formed an alliance with our siblings and tormented me with every opportunity. Eventually, I developed a fear of my siblings in addition to my established fear of my mom. This fear turned into depression and self-doubt. For years I dreaded being at home where I was blanketed by harassment and blame, so I actively sought out opportunities to escape.
Growing up with a wonderful family to support me and have my back in everything I do, has made me become the person that I am today. I have two brothers; one of whom is my twin. Having someone to share your life with you while growing up is truly something unique and special. Going to a new school or trying to make new friends can be really tough, but when you have someone that is always by your side, it makes it easier. My brother and I have done everything together, which has shaped me to be the person that I am today.
Consequently, many tantrums are thrown when he does not get what he wants and it is hard for him to understand that people do not always get what they want. When we were younger, I was able to understand what he wanted and communicate that to my parents when they did not comprehend what he was expressing. Growing up with him has enhanced my communication skills because I am able to notice the nonverbal actions that many people overlook. Having a brother with Asperger’s syndrome caused me to mature at a younger age and be a role model to him. We are just two years apart and I was the first one to get a job and learn how to drive a car. He saw the luxuries that I was able to have and wanted the same. I had a job opening at my work so I had him fill out an application and he was hired. It was ideal for us to work at the same job because I am able to give him assistance and pick up his slack for he is a slow worker. Although he does make family life harder, I would not have developed into the person I am today without him. I am thankful that I have a hidden blessing in my family that has opened my eyes to recognize the diversity among