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Personal Narrative: How My Mom Changed My Life

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I never imagined my life to be the way it is now. As a child, I was blessed with a happy, healthy family and enjoyed childhood in Mexico. My parents made a decision when I was 14 that redirected my life to where I stand today. My siblings, mom, and I moved to the United States. My dad, on the other hand, stayed in Mexico working. Our lives changed drastically in all aspects.
Shortly after moving to the U.S. my life took another unexpected turn. I remember that day like it was yesterday; I woke up with a bad feeling but never imagined what had actually happened. That was the day I heard the words that no child wants to hear: your dad is no longer with us. It felt like a stab to my heart; a part of me was gone. I will never forget how devastated my family was, and this is something I want to prevent in the future as a doctor. The heart of my beloved father, a successful anesthesiologist, had suddenly stopped beating. This tragedy changed my life and my family forever. Since that day, my family, especially my mom, has faced and endured many difficult challenges. This tragic event helped me understand and appreciate the fact that I cannot take life for granted, you never know when it could be your last goodbye. I knew life was not going to be easy and that I had to be strong and serve as a role model for my siblings. Growing up without my dad was very difficult. I knew I had two choices: let sadness take over, or pursue
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All these experiences have only made me stronger and increased my determination. My dad will always be my inspiration and my family is the fuel that keeps me going. I miss medicine being a part of my daily life, and I am excited that the chance for it to play a new role has finally arrived. Ten years from now I see myself as a successful physician, helping my patients improve their quality of life. Ultimately, I want to be a hero like my dad was to
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