Narrative Essay

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There’s something about helping someone that brings immense joy to yourself and others. Whether it is complimenting someone, performing a kind act, or even saving someone’s life, there are endless ways to be present for people who are in need of help. My dream is to carry on this feeling of joy into my life’s work by being of assistance to others.
Ever since my life was changed by an incident when I was eight years old, I have wanted to become a doctor so I could be there for people who need medical help. People ask me, “What made you want to be a doctor?” and I tell them it all started with this one story. When I was in fourth grade, I remember being so excited about who I wanted to be when I grew up because we had a guest speaker
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Immediately I knew that what my dad did made a difference. She was alive! As they were putting the woman into the ambulance, one of the paramedics took my dad’s hand and shook it, saying, “Thank you. You saved her life!” It felt as if those words had changed me forever. He saved her life! The little girl looked up at me with a smile before they took her away in a waiting car to see her mother. At that exact moment, I knew I wanted to help people who may be threatened with death, and maybe give them a second chance at life. Even as I tell this story now, I still remember each tiny detail as if it were just yesterday. I wished I could have helped this woman, but I was just a little kid and had no idea what to do. Watching my dad’s valiant efforts to save her life provided a shining example to me of the importance of getting involved and making a difference in people’s lives, especially to those who cannot help themselves. This event forever changed my perspective of life and prompted me to pursue a career that involves healing and helping others. I only hope that I can someday be a doctor and serve as a shining example to my own children, who may someday carry on this legacy of saving

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