Ever since I was little I was able to remember things easily in a short amount of time. I could remember things written on a board within minutes. I could remember what a teacher or coach said from months ago, and be able to retell it verbatim. Having a great memory is good for my academics and sports, but it also means I can vividly remember my sister being in and out of the hospital for all of my childhood. I can remember the worry and stress of my parents because nobody knew what was wrong with my sister, or how they could possibly help her. As a little girl, all I wanted was to make my sister smile, make her happy. I didn't quite understand what was wrong, or why it was happening to her. I did learn at a young age though that I didn't want any other family or person to go through what my sister went through. That is where my passion to become a doctor started. Not only did I learn that I wanted to become a doctor, but I realized that you cannot take anything for granted, including sports. My older sister loved sports but was unable to play because she was so sick. I was a healthy child, a little on the small side, but healthy and I loved to move. I tried all of the sports and the only one that seemed to hold my attention was soccer. Since I was about 8 or 9 I had people telling me that I would be way too small for this sport or any sport and that I should do gymnastics or dance because that would "suit me better". I knew they were crazy though because anyone can play this wonderful sport if you work hard enough and I have been proving them wrong every time I step out on a soccer field. Soccer was taken away from my sister at a very young age because of health issues. I work hard every day to make sure that I can make her proud by playing a sport we both love. My goal for college is to be able to compete at the collegiate level for soccer while obtaining a great education that will allow me to pursue my dream of getting into medical school and becoming a doctor.