My Hero: My Mother Essay

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The one person that I could never live without, the reason I am standing till this day, is my mother. My mother is who I thank and admire most of all. Without her dedication and hard work, I would be in the squatters of the Philippines, stuck in a place where it is a very difficult place to make a good enough living or even make enough money to keep the bread on the table for your family. Her main goal and dream was to pass the NCLEX exam, it would permit her to go to America. That would allow her to make a better living and life for herself and to get a job, in order to send back money needed for her family.

My mom was the eldest of nine siblings. It was extremely difficult for them to have enough money to buy food,
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She knew that a good education would be the only way to become successful in the future. My mom made a promise to herself, to have full dedication in her school work in order to move to America, to earn money for her family. She wanted to get control of her life and make sure to have a great education.

She enjoyed learning and studying in high school. She would lock herself in her room, and sat in a desk that was in the corner of the room. She would study nonstop, even eating dinner as she read her books. She was so proud of herself when she did great on all her tests and finals. Her friends would invite her to go out and eat at the mall, but she would remember the promise she made to herself, to put all schoolwork before everything, because it was more important. Once she graduated high school with the highest average of her class, she worked even harder in her college classes. She enrolled to get a Metical Technology degree because she knew the employers were always needed in the medical field.

My mom studied day and night to pass her board exam. The board exam was what you needed to pass in order to graduate college. She passed that exam swiftly and worked toward her next exam, that allowed her to travel to America and would guide her to the successful future she truly deserved. That exam was called, “The State Board Exam”. It was an extremely hard exam that many Filipinos took in order to move to America. Many even took

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