Far from Being Blinded by the Light

Scholarship Entrant: Vivian from Houston, Texas
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 Vivian: 8

`In May 2008 my mom was diagnosed with a tumor in her brain that had caused her to have blurred vision for eight years. Her optometrist claimed that she had a lazy eye and that there was nothing more to it. My mom then decided to seek a second opinion of her blurred vision. One optometrist pointed out that it was definitely not a lazy eye and suggested she underwent an MRI scan. The results were that she indeed had a tumor a size of a golf ball wrapped around her optic nerve. She was then faced with the decision to perform surgery in removal of the tumor and having 50% chance of losing her vision forever or continue along with the possibility of the tumor taking over her life. She chose to take immediate action to remove the tumor from her brain. After two nerve wrecking eight hour operations, she was left devastated with the inability to ever see again. After 45 years of being blessed with vision, it was all vanished within a day.
If I could earn a living doing what I love most it would to become an optometrist. To be that optometrist that discovered that my mother indeed did not have a lazy eye and to save her life and give her more years to cherish. I want to be that optometrist to accurately inform their patients of their health in order for them to live a happy and blessed life.

Vote for Vivian: 8

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