University of Florida
General explanation of who I am and why the university should accept me
“Jooooorrrrddddannnnn,” my mom screamed with utter fear and panic in her voice. Surprisingly, amongst all of the chaos, her voice was all that I heard. I’m not sure if I was disoriented, bewildered or just in complete shock but at that particular moment, I felt nothing. That feeling of nothingness lasted 2.5 seconds because then the excruciating pain began. My knee felt as if someone had hit me with a Mack truck going 90 miles per hour. For the first time in my life, I had experienced real pain. I was 10 years old and I shattered my knee.
I have always been a well rounded student. My focus has always been on my school and everything that comes along with it, which included extra-curricular activities. I was an avid gymnast. I had been in gymnastics since I was 3 years old. My parents were both extremely athletic. My dad was an All-American college football player and my mom was a cheerleader, so it was only fitting that I participated in something athletically strenuous as well. They decided the earlier I began, the better I would be. I tried gymnastics and fell in love. I became a star athlete. I won several trophies and had my picture on posters, and at bus stops. We also took pictures next to the bus stops...
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