Please help, in need of tuition assistance so that I am not withdrawn from my classes. I have no help from anyone, and I was denied FAFSA.
Here is a little backstory of my life, my goals, and my hardships.
My grandfather was truly an amazing man, and we did everything together. I was attached to his hip. He was not related to me by blood, but he was the only grandfather I ever knew. I never had the feeling of a loving family, I never got to experience the bustle of a large Thanksgiving dinner or even the smell of fresh cookies and eggnog on a Christmas morning. He did everything he could to show me what a family feels like, and you do not have to be related by blood to be family. When he passed away, I fell apart. I had never felt such an immense feeling of loss in my life. He passed away a few years ago to stage four brain and lung cancer, and truthfully, it never gets easier. I wish I could tell him where my life is right now. It feels like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place sometimes. I wish I never would’ve lost him, and I would die just to hug him one last time. He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked into a room, every woman’s head would turn, everyone stood up to speak to him. He was my guidance, my Mr. Miyagi, and my eternities-long friend.
I am an immigrant and first-generation college student, and I grew up with a single mother. She never got to accomplish her dreams, and I’ve watched her struggle for my entire life. I used to save the money I got for my birthday so that I could give it all to her. I did this because she always made sure that I had what I needed, even if it meant that she couldn’t have things for herself. The love that I have for her is not one amassed in a single lifetime. I want to accomplish my dreams so that I can give her everything she never had. I want to buy her the home, car, and life that she never had. She has always sacrificed everything for me, and I want to do nothing more than to make her proud.
I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish before my time is up. I want to become a physician and own a practice. I want to be able to offer pro bono treatments for the less fortunate. I want to advocate for those who don’t have a voice and give them a voice. The pain, loss, and change I’ve experienced in my life are what made me who I am today. I wouldn’t change it for the world.