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  • When I think about the future I hear people calling me Dr. Talavera. I see important faces and one of them is mine. I see myself walking through long hospital hallways. I see grateful people because I gave them a second chance at life. I see struggles slowly fading away. I will not regret those long sleepless nights I spent studying or finishing a project because it will all be worth it. With a smile on my face I will remember all those people that told me that becoming a doctor would take too long, that it would be too expensive, or even that I was not “smart enough”. And yes, those people will plant seeds of doubt. But as long as my parents remind me that the sky’s the limit, I will succeed.

    When I think about the future I see my parent’s eyes filled with pride. I will validate all their hard work and sacrifice. My father will not regret the time when he sold his work equipment in order to provide me a new computer. In addition, my mother will find a purpose to all those nights she came home beyond exhausted from working long hours, a lot of times she felt like giving up, but she would see our faces and strive for success. I know they did this to make sure my brother and I had a better life than they did; they wanted to gives everything they didn’t have and I will forever be grateful for that.

    In the end, I will make a difference I’m going to break the stereotype that woman are incapable of being doctors. I will not listen to all those people that tell me it would be much easier to become a nurse. I will surprise the world and I will live not just exist.
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