Essay on A Rare Congenital Genetic Disease

1129 Words Jun 30th, 2016 null Page
In the late 1900s scientists were able to describe a rare congenital genetic disease called “1p36” for the first time. Later, in 2001, a girl named Sonia was born; two weeks after her birth, she had heart failure and her parents had to take her to the hospital due to low vital signs; that was the first time doctors noticed that there was something wrong with her. A couple of days later, they realized that not only her heart wasn’t functioning properly, but she had low muscle tone, and seizures. All of these symptoms gave doctors enough reasons to believe that it was the 1p36 syndrome. Today, Sonia lives and I’m proud to say that she is my cousin. Learning about genetic diseases in a biology class, I was able to relate her story and until this day I’m still fascinated by the absolute profoundness and complexities of medicine, and have thus resolved to dedicate my lifetime to become a doctor, not only for my own professional and career progression but also to guide and mentor.
Throughout my life, I had the opportunity to live fulfilling experiences that helped me confirm my desire to be a doctor. I was fortunate to participate as a volunteer, at the "Miami Children 's Hospital", working in the emergency room, where I saw and experienced different cases as simple as a flu, and as difficult as intensive care cases. I will always remember one day, it was one of those days that are full of doubts about what you want to do, and your career; I walked into the emergency room and my…

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