Nov 17, 2009 #1
Prompt 1: Describe the world you come from ï for example, your family, community or school ï and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
Going to a public school and interacting with friends, communication has become a big part of my life. Talking with friends, I learned about high school students being able to volunteer at the Huntington Hospital in close vicinity. Taking the bus there every Friday and volunteering for two hours every week for 3 years now has helped me define who I am as a person. It has also made me realize that there are endless opportunities to help anyone in the world at our age. Be it the kids in Africa suffering from AIDS, children in India suffering from poverty, or at our very own home in Los Angeles.
When you serve for the community or society, you forget everything: your status, your materialism, and where you come from. I think that we are all equal and we should all help someone because in the end we are able to say we helped someone who really needed it and the difference it made in their lives gives us pleasure and satisfaction to our character to some extent. It feels good when I think that I am helping the community, which has provided me with a safe place to be, opportunities around the corner, with a good school environment where teenagers have a goal in life, and where everyone cares about each other. I remember when I use to live in New York, six years ago and I was in elementary school I was not able to connect with the people. Moving to California and transitioning into high school has enabled me to change myself, and overcome the barrier of shyness, which has really shaped me as a person today.
Volunteering at the hospital has been a convenience of mass communication as I get to interact with different age ranges. At the hospital, I have been able to try different tasks, from feeding newborn babies to escorting senior patients to delivering flowers. The world has provided many of us with opportunities to be able to do what we would like to. Contributing to the community is what I see as one of my future goals. Dr.Modi serves as my inspiration as I realize that not everyone is fortunate and when we have the capability in our hands to help those who need it we should. One of long term goals is to serve the community by treating patients who are less fortunate. I want to help those in need without expecting anything in return. I think University of California would be the right place for me in achieving my goals and dreams of becoming a pediatrician or family medicine doctor.
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