Life's Obstacles

Disadvantage Statement

I grew up with my grandparents in a rural town near the coast of eastern China. I have never seen my biological father. This is not an obstacle, however, because my mother has always been my source of motivation. She first introduced me to the me-to-we way of life. Her primary concern as a physician is to help as many people as possible. At first, I did not understand why she always worked fourteen hours a day and constantly checked on her patients. When I entered college, I came to realize that she is selflessly trying to provide the best care to patients with cancer. I fully appreciate her hard work’s impact on our community. Now, I embark on a long but exciting journey to use my knowledge and the power of science to benefit world citizens. I want to engage in biomedical research in an academic setting because it is a perfect synchronization of cutting edge scientific discovery and medical treatment that will enhance the lives of countless people.

I came to United States when I was nine years old. One of the most severe disadvantages I have faced is overcoming racial discrimination. Fourth grade was filled with anxiety, confusion, and embarrassment as I became accustomed to the American culture. My fellow fourth grade...

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