A few years back, life threw a curve ball at my family. My mom had been diagnosed with cancer. Skin cancer to be more exact. She was diagnosed with Melanoma which is the only skin cancer that is deadly. This experience taught me to always help others and when one faces a challenge, never back down.
This single experience is what has led me to the medical field. Since then I have had a strong desire to help others and put their needs before mine, to help those who are incapable of helping themselves. All it took was
I had gone into the hospital for a routine surgery and never expected that my experience would be a life changing one. When the operation was over I was taken back to my hospital room by the nurses and given pain medications.
The event that I attended was the African Ancestry and High Risk/Triple Negative Breast Cancer lecture given by Lisa A. Newman, MD. The experience I had when attending was very educational and informative. Before going to this event I didn’t even know that there was a thing called Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
"BOOM!" "BANG!", went my mom of her feet onto the floor! I ran over to help pick her up off the floor. I got her into the bed and checked for any scrapes or bruises. After I got her all patched up and comfortable I came to realize that the last time this happened she hadn't had her medicine in days. So I proceeded to give her the correct medication and stayed over the next few days to nurse her back to health. Over those few days even at a young age, I realized that the medical field was just for me. I enjoyed doing what I did to help my mom and wanted to continue to help others the same way I helped her.
An experience that really changed my life was when my grandfather was on the verge of death in the hospital. I remember seeing my family crying and my heart ached. I visited him every day and came home to study for my exams. I would sleep late every night to study and cry. In that moment, I realized how precious life was and how much of an impact we as individuals have other people. Ever since, I have tried to enjoy every single moment of life, whether a simple walk to school or spending time with my family.
I've experienced a lot of events which had great impact on me since I was young. Thinking of life changing events, the one I would like to share is when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was a very devastating day for me. A day that changed my life. I never thought Id get through but today I can say that Diabetes has changed me for the better.
Most people have some sort of experience or memory that has had a profound impact on their life. A parent passed away, a competition was won, or an obstacle was faced. My most impactful experience is much simpler, yet just as important as these moments. Summer camp. I know, it does not sound like anything big, but my years at a small summer camp in Maine made me who I am today.
When I was given the assignment to write an essay on an experience that changed my life, one thing instantly came to mind; In June of last year I lost my nephew, Timmy Hill. Experiencing this loss has greatly changed my life in many ways. Of course, a loss like this comes with many negative changes, but in some ways it has given me a new drive. I have learned to experience new things, I have been inspired to live a more active life, and I have a new will to accomplish things he would have been proud to see me accomplish.
These surgeries my mom had have taught me quire a lot. I have learned the importance of love and support when faced with troublesome situations by watching my grandmother, the backbone of my family, calm me and my younger sister down.
The hospital in D.C. was in a low socioeconomic area and my knowledge base of wounds, hypertension and diabetes improved. I also learned how to let go of some of my own biases and judgments of people different than myself.
I watched all of my friends and peers take for granted what they could do, I noticed that I was not the only one who was affected by injuries. I observed how many injuries are used to the side and become untreated. I also released many other teenagers in my school who wore amputees or had medical conditions that held them back. This is what fortified my wanting to be a doctor, specifically an Interventional Radiologist. I helped inform many of my friends and team mates of how pushing yourself past your limits sometimes may not be good for the
In fifth grade I found out my mom had breast cancer. I didn’t fully understand what it meant at the time, but as I got older I understood the severity of the situation my mother had to face. Eight surgeries and seven years later she is cancer free but still faces severe nerve damage and lots of doctors appointments and physical therapy. This put strains on me to take care of her and to do everything in my power to make her day easier by having one less thing to worry about: me. This was, and continues to be my driving force and motivation in school, my extra curriculars, and every day life choices.
Seeing my grandfather fighting his last stint with stage three Leukemia cancer opened my eyes to how precious life is and taught me to appreciate every aspect of it, even the insignificant
An accident last year changed my attitude towards life . That accident had a great impact on me , it taught me to treasure what i have and to treasure those people around me more . Although the accident was not life threatening , it was still the scariest thing i had ever been through in life . It was an accident that no one would have expected and wanted it to happen .