My Goals And Life Of My Life Essay

799 Words Jul 31st, 2016 4 Pages
Growing up children are easily influenced and tend to have aspirations that lean more toward fantasy than reality. I must have not been the average adolescent. My mother is disabled which forced me to grow up faster than most kids, but it has also given me a passion for serving others. My financial standing has never been perfect, but it made me work harder to earn things others were handed. My parents were incarcerated when I was 14. Somehow in an unusual way it inspired me to strive harder toward my goals and refuse to give up. My past has helped me envision my future, and I am grateful to have learned these lessons no matter the situation behind the lesson.

When I was four my mother was electrocuted by a dishwasher; it burned the entire right side of her body. As if that wasn 't enough, it also set off reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is a very rare and painful disease caused by overactive and damaged nerves. Due to this she was no longer able to work and major financial burdens were placed on my family. At one point she was prescribed over 80 pills a day. She was a medicated zombie. We watched my mom sleep the pain and her life away. This forced my siblings and I to grow up quickly since my dad had to work more and my mother could no longer do everything she used to. Whenever we returned home we made sure our mother was comfortable before we could even think about anything else. We were her little nurses. This motivated me to pursue becoming an emergency room…

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