Personal Narrative: My Interview With My Grandfather

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When I was in the sixth grade my maternal grandfather was diagnosed Multiple Myeloma. I didn’t know much about what it was but I knew it was bad. It was cancer and as I sixth grader I knew that cancer was a scary word typically used to describe some sort of disease that would later turn fatal. My grandfather wasn’t given a sentence, none of us were sat down by the doctor and told we sound be preparing our goodbyes, we were told that the cancer wouldn’t kill him and to go on living a normal life. Which he did, with the exception of monthly doctor visits and the occasional surgeries. As I matured I began to watch my grandfather more and I was getting to the age where I understood what was happening and why. I was no longer an eleven year old …show more content…
Medically speaking, his doctors were right when they said the cancer wouldn’t kill him, it was phenomena that did him …show more content…
In his last day I read the sports page to him and even though he didn’t respond I filled him on the score from the Mariners game from the night before. Personally, I think watching someone die is the hardest thing to do and I had to witness that as a fifteen year old; I couldn’t even drive yet, I was still a kid. My grandfather’s death was gut wrenchingly hard not only for me but for my whole family but it changed me, and I feel it changed me for the better; I always had this plan that I would one day be working in a hospital and caring for people. I just didn’t know who I would be, but after his death I knew. I became determined to one day be a doctor, I focused in on my sciences, I took Anatomy with a stride and a hope that in the future I will be the doctor helping people fight cancer or discovering new ways to treat patients, then I went and obtained my Nursing Assistant certification in the hopes of having a good foundation in the medical world. I now have a passion for healing people and desire to research and experiment with treatments and medicines, may not cure cancer but be part of the

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