Social Work At The Master 's Level Essay

1954 Words Sep 30th, 2015 null Page
My commitment to study social work at the Master’s level is the direct result of my life experiences and passions. I grew up in a diverse family compared to that of my peers. I had a twin brother who was born with severe Cerebral Palsy. Growing up in a family with a special needs child often sets one apart from their peers. Doctor appointments often ruled our life. Every family event had to be scheduled around appointments, procedures and surgeries. As a child and eventually teen, I saw many different families going through similar circumstances while attending these appointments. I saw a world I could relate to, I could see that I was not alone. From these experiences grew a passion for helping others and connecting with others who understood my home life. Medicine was always an area of interest growing up, but being in the environment and learning the stories behind the families and individuals suffering pulled my attention. From the time I was 10 I think I was quite aware that I wanted to be in a profession that provided services to assist families and individuals whose lives were intertwined with medical concerns. Through my volunteer work as a Lunch Buddy at Central Michigan University I was able to spend time with low income children who did not have access to nutritious meals, or adequate clothing. The children got ill often, and craved attention. I gained skills to understand a situation I had not personally experienced, and gained insight into what can be done to…

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