Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Write about a personal quality, experience, talent or contribution you will make to the University of California.


When we were young, we were all asked what we wanted to be in the future. Some of us said a firefighter, some said an engineer or a lawyer, and the some even said school janitor. However, I only had one goal for my future. For me, all those hours of staying up until dawn, doing endless amounts of homework, and drinking coffee to keep me up were for one purpose: to become a doctor. I was always stubborn when I was little and I always had to have whatever I wanted, even if it took me years of hard work to get it. Similarly, I am truly determined to become a doctor, and I know that I will work hard, persevere, and achieve my goal.

I have wanted to become a doctor since I was in third grade, but there was one particular reason why I really wanted to pursue this career. My little cousin, Shawn, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of six. Shawn, now thirteen, has had to grow up giving himself injections and restricting his intake of sweets. Throughout the years, our family has always had to buy sugar-free items and low-carbohydrate foods. My family and I sacrifice eating sweets and candies for the sake of my cousin. Also, whenever we go to a sleepover or someone’s house, I have to make sure that Shawn checks his blood...

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