Broken Bones But Not Spirit

Provide a complete but concise descriptive profile of yourself, your interests, and those persons, activities, or events you consider important in the development of your motivation toward a career in medicine. Include a critical analysis of your personal and scholastic qualifications for the study of medicine.

Born in the snow, raised in the sand, I moved from Alberta, Canada to Sanibel Island, Florida at the age of two. Living on an island for most my life shaped me in many ways. My kindergarten classmates, became my high school buddies, and have continued to be my college friends. Growing up in a small town meant that everyone knew each other, which made it easy for me to find my way into the spotlight. It didn't take me long to do so. At eight years old I began performing magic. What started as an occasional birthday party for kids on the block evolved into a business, when at twelve I started doing magic table-side at a restaurant four nights a week, something I have continued to do for the last nine years. I have since been hired to perform all over the world, for private parties as well as for several Fortune 500 company events. Essentially running a business from a young age has proven to be an immeasurable asset. I have gained an ability to work with adults, to communicate effectively, budget successfully, and most importantly to remember the importance of having fun while working.

Magic has proven to be an incredible tool in its ability to act as non-medicinal pain reliever for children who are ill. I have been able to...

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