I wasn't supposed to be here. I was born without a thyroid, and my lungs were a complete white out as my dad tells me. Fifteen minutes after I was born, I was put on life support. The doctors told my parents I wouldn't make it a week. My parents told them they were wrong and never gave up on me. I have been proving people wrong ever since and my parents have inspired me to never quit at anything I do while appreciating the journey along the way. I became interested in soccer when I was four years old from watching my brother play. I want to reach my full potential wherever that takes me and become the best I can be. Once I am done with soccer, I plan on going to medical school to become a surgeon like my mom.
My brother is seventeen months older than me and has been the starting quarterback for our high school since his sophomore season. I am used to competing at everything I do with him and his friends since my first memories. Size does not intimidate me at all. I will go against the toughest, fastest, and most technical players on the field. At the same time, I have compassion for my teammates and opponents. Soccer is a contact sport and while I never want to see someone injured, collisions are part of the game. I am usually the first to any teammate that has fallen. I think that ties back to my parents as they are both doctors and have taught me to help people whenever and however I can. I will still run you over if you are in my way, but I will help you up after. That is unless I take a touch outside and run around you.
Outside of soccer, I am half Indian and half Caucasian. I celebrate our differences and have been in many different cultural and religious environments. It helps me accept people from all walks of life, forming bonds and friendships that bring people together. The soccer field has brought me many special relationships. Finally, I am just as competitive in the classroom as the field and even at the Piano. I am looking for a program that will bring out the best in me and provide me with experiences that will forever impact my life on and off the field.