Life is the most wonderful thing that can happen to a person. It is sad to say, however, that there are some people who are deprived early of this chance. No matter how much they take care of their health, there are times when they cannnot avoid diseases that endanger their life. If an illness develops out of one's own negligence, perhaps it is easier to accept responsibility. Yet if an ailment arises inspite of one's precautions, the situation is more difficult to comprehend. Worse is when the gravest kinds of diseases attacked the helpless kids. It is often heartbreaking to see how innocent children are robbed of their privilege of experiencing a good life and a bright future. In the end, regardless of personal circumstances and age, each patient realizes the value of his life. For them, every option must be exhausted especially if there is a greater chance for cure and survival.
Three years ago, our mom was diagnosed of multiple-myeloma. It was a rare form of cancer that affected the plasma cells and occured mostly among men. It was hard to see her experience all the pains and sypmtons of the disease, yet we could not do anything else except to stand beside her and give her comfort. The most difficult part was accepting that her disease was terminal and that she only had a short time to live. Our mother, however, understood well and accepted her condition. What was remarkable about her was that while the rest of our family were deeply affected, she maintained her cheerfulness. She struggled to live each day as if she were still normal. For our part, we did what we can to show our care and to give her the best treatment options possible. It was just not fair to give up someone like her especially when she herself believed in hope and miracle until the very end.
A few months already passed since our mom died, but until now so many memories are still as clear as yesterday's. Clearly, grief is a normal part of life that each one of us undergoes at a certain point. However, it is not for her suffering that I remember her most. Instead, I remember her as the woman who courageously embraced her ailing condition and did not give up for her life. It is true she died at a young age, yet her departure was easily accepted because we knew that her life was not a wasted.
As I enter college, I have decided to pursue a degree and profession in medicine. Perhaps, part of my decision was influenced by my experience. Yet I know that it is not also fair and just to found an aspiration only out of the past. An ambition may be inspired and driven by experiences, yet it should always look forward to the future where much can still be done. Thus, I desire to be a doctor above all else because I want to help other people not only by treating their diseases but also by enabling them to live a good and happy life amidst their illness. I then humbly ask for your admission in order for me to study medicine at your university. I do hope that both my academic aptitude and passion pass the standards of your school.
There are a lot of people and communities out there who are so much in need of doctors. Some of them may not have enough money to buy themselves medicine. Still, they possess the same right like ours towards health and life. Someday, I hope to fulfill my life's purpose by sharing my profession to those who are in need.