University of California - Santa Barbara
My Mother is A Cage Fighter
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
As a Peruvian native, my mother had to overcome many obstacles, yet, with her unique selfless character, fierce dedication, and immovable fortitude, she has raised me as a pinnacle example of maternal love. My mother is a cage fighter. The world champion. Cage fighting, the most notorious type of professional mixed martial arts, features warriors battling intense matches, earning the winner victory and world-wide respect. Battles have been won and lost, but never once has my mother thrown in the towel.
In spite of all the success my mother has attained in the world of cage fighting, she has selflessly sacrificed part of her career for her true passion: raising her children. Despite the many hardships, she continues to rear her children with love. Whether it is work, divorce, or the rising cost of living, her children remain her number one priority.
My mother’s example of determination and love continues to inspire and drive me to become a better person. The untold sacrifices she has made since coming to America, desperately searching for a new and better life, have humbled me to become selfless and mature. I owe my strong moral character and resilience to her. It is her expectation and mine to raise my family’s standard of...
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