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Personal Narrative: Battlefield Cell

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I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with science. From a young age, I remember searching through the internet to answer every question I had and asking my parents - both with PhDs - about the world around me. One day, I discovered a documentary: Battlefield Cell. In that moment, I was hooked on learning and had a problem I wanted to solve.
This film opened me up to knowledge about viruses, bacteria, and other forms of pathogens. I poured over research about the cruel virus, the line between life and death; the insidious bacteria, proliferating and destroying cell after cell; and prions, simple in their destruction of the brain. I was only eight years old, and yet I craved a chance to learn about these viruses, understand them,
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