With every opportunity follows a possibility of setbacks. Despite severity and size,
setbacks provide a gateway for improvement; there is always a way to improve. As a Hispanic
male with ADHD and an absent father, I am no stranger to challenges and have endured
obstacles that forced me to mature at a younger age than my peers. I did not make progress until
I took responsibility for my faults and began to work towards fixing unresolved issues. Due to
the absence of my father, I prioritized taking care of my family over schoolwork. My skewed
priorities kept me distracted from my studies and took a toll on my motivation. I struggled
academically throughout high school and socially with my family’s issues but the obstacles I
faced contributed to building the resilient character I am today. Realizing that it was still my
fault neglecting those responsibilities and displaying less than perfect behavior opened my eyes
to get my reputation in order.
It was not until this past summer that I was faced with one of the worst pains in my life: I
lost one of my closest friends, Luke. His death shattered my view of the world and opened my
eyes to the harsh reality of the limited time we have left on this Earth. He was the first male in
his family who was preparing to attend college, a trait that he and I shared. Once I realized I
wanted to attend university, I began paying attention to my grades and planning my future.
In the midst of this research, I discovered several interests in specific fields of work. I
have interests in pre-medicine to become a physician's assistant, but also interested in business
management for entrepreneurship. My mother has worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital
for more than twenty years and I have always...