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St. Thomas: My First Choice For College Students

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St. Thomas was my first choice in school for its amazing reputation, beautiful campus, and all of its programs for students. I got accepted in September 2013 and I had a great year and a half. During my last semester at St. Thomas I received a call from my aunt explaining to me that my father had been shot in the chest and they were unsure if he was going to make it; Less than 24 hours later, I received a call that my grandma had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. At this time I was living with undiagnosed and untreated major depression and anxiety. The news of the critical condition of my loved ones made it hard for me to focus on school and I constantly felt like the debt I was accumulating was crushing me. Thus, I pushed aside all
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