Athletes are unusual people with a love for something not easily explained. There is a sense of determination shown by athletes that is incomparable to any other group of people. They do anything they can to compete. I respect this sense of purpose. I love working with athletes because I feel as though their drive acts as motivation to anyone around them. My dream is to work with athletes everyday. Not just any athlete though. I want to work with the soccer player who tore three ligaments in his knee in one play, the basketball player who shattered a bone in his ankle after jumping for a rebound, the baseball pitcher who tore his rotator cuff training for an upcoming season. I want to work with the athletes who require medical attention and rehabilitation. Athletes in this position are motivated solely to recover and return to their sport. I want to be one of the many people who aid in their recovery by working with an athlete for months, getting him/her ready to compete again. Then, I want to be there when they are finally injury-free and cleared to play. I want to see the happiness in their eyes when they learn they may return to what they love most. This dream requires an undergraduate degree followed by three years of graduate school to become a physician’s assistant specialized in orthopedic surgery. And in five short years, I will be living this dream.