Personal Statement: Dealing With Depression

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I received a phone call shortly into my sophomore year of college that my grandfather had a heart attack. I am very close to my grandparents because they helped raise me. My grandparents live four hours away and I was constantly driving to the hospital to see them. My grandfather had to have open heart triple bypass surgery, and I failed my classes for the entire second year. I took the quarter off going into my third year and started back winter quarter. Again, I had no success the next three quarters because I was dealing with depression. Later that year I received the treatment needed to manage depression. In August 2013 I started a medical assisting program and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business, with honors, while working
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