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Why College Is Important To Me Essay

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In 7th grade I was accepted to the AVID program. I knew it was supposed to prepare you for college and also put you on the track to college but coming from a family where neither of my parents went to college and my brothers were on the fence leaning more towards no, I wasn’t sure if college was the choice for me and if I did go I had no idea what I would study. I knew that I needed to go because higher education leads to higher paying jobs and hopefully a better life. During the summer going into my freshman year of high school, my family got a call that carried devastating news. My eldest brother had blown his left hand apart with a Roman candle, which is a sort of pole that shoots firework balls out of it. One of the firework…show more content…
I remember arriving at the hospital and my parents running to the emergency room. The nurse let us in the back so we could see him and he was lying on the hospital bed crying. I had never seen him cry and instantly teared up but seeing the blood gushing out of his mutilated hand did not interest me nearly as much as the rush of people flowing in and out of the room, each with a specific job moving as a unit but not getting in each other’s way. The doctors and nurses stabilized the hand and then it was time for transport to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. I had never been there before and did not know what to expect. When we got there it was insane. People were running to their next destination, paramedics were in and out in a rush and people were on hospital beds lining the walls because they had run out of rooms. The adrenaline was palpable and could be felt the instant I walked through the doors. I had never seen that much of a hustle and it excited me. After my brother was put on a waiting list for an operating room and assigned a room to stay in until that time, we could all finally take a deep breath and relax. I took this time to explore. I walked around the hospital and saw everyone moving with a purpose. In that moment I knew I had to go to college and I had to work in emergency
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