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I stand at a mere 4 11 though small I am mightier than many 60men This strength is not the result of physical exercise rather it isthe product of a physically disabling medical condition which I have hadto overcome throughout my life With this medical condition I neverthought I would make it to college now here I am 21 years old andapplying to law schoolIt was October of 2004 and just another day for most people howevernot for me This day would have changed my life forever I went for asimple eye examine to being rushed to Mattel Childrens Hospital at UCLAto have a brain tumor partially removed This tumor robbed me of themajority of my eye sight and destroyed my pituitary gland Thisdestructive tumor though the cause of my small stature and physicaldisability it made me the strong person I am todayAfter this diagnosis there were many times where I felt like a helplessviewer watching a movie of my life I had no control or say on whatwould happen to me all I could do is shed the occasional tear or closemy eyes when my life would get too scary The only aspect of my life Icould control seemed to be my education I could control how hard Iworked on assignments how hard I studied for tests and mostimportantly how much information I absorbed to expand my knowledgewhich I took full advantage ofBetween the many and continued doctors appointments in the last nineyears I continued to take full advantage of my education In high schoolI was able to maintain over a 38 cumulative GPA all while very activein the FFA organization I served as the organizations secretary myjunior year and the president my senior year I competed in countypublic speaking contests organized many activities and attended countyregional and state leadership conferences I continued to take fulladvantage of my education in college I graduated California StateUniversity Fresno as a Political Science major and a
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