Colomvan 2 / 2 Oct 11, 2011 #1This is the one that says to elaborate on an extracurricular activity. It has such a character limit though! :( so its pretty short. Thanks for reading it!Volunteering at the Medical Center has been an enriching experience. I witnessed many things in this hospital, all very eye-opening. I have seen the miracle of life, and the sorrow of death; the tragedy of illness and the joy of recovery. Witnessing this first hand has affected me more than I can say. When I talk to patients, I notice they have a certain aura about them, and see how they have fared in the face of misfortune: whether they have accepted it, or let it crumble them. One day, I had to translate for a Spanish speaker, and was not expecting unusual. But when I got to this man's room, I was shocked: he was blind, had lost a leg, and was on dialysis. One would think these hardships would destroy a person, but he had a genuine smile that never left his face, and I could tell he had decided to make the best of his situation. He made me realize that I should be grateful for my health. It's people like him that make me admire the resilience and potential of the human race.