Optimistic Realities

Scholarship Entrant: Amy from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Amy: 2

Growing up, I was passive to the idea of cancer and the oppressive journey that it would engage. This ignorance, however, changed upon discovering news that my father was diagnosed with gastric cancer. For weeks, resentment towards life made me question my own beliefs of whether or not hard work pays off. Since I consider my father as the hardest working man due to his sacrifices in life to provide for his three children, I find that life, in return, bestowed to him unfavorable and unfair circumstances. This negative attitude didn’t change the fact that he still had cancer though. Instead, I had to look at the news in a new light. This situation made me realize that everyone deserves the chance to live as long as they can, and to experience everything that the world has to offer. So if I could earn a living doing what I love most, it would be to earn my doctorate to help others prolong/sustain a healthy life. I intend to dedicate my knowledge and skill towards the education needed to research more about cancer, hopefully to in turn, find a cure. By acquiring more knowledge about cancer’s complexity, I plan to share what I know to the world on how to prevent it to thus decrease the mortality rate and strengthen our well-being.

Vote for Amy: 2

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