Jordan Jackson

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I developed a passion for medicine and biology when my grandfather died on May 26, 2010. I was very close to my grandparents due to the fact I actually lived with them for a while when I was younger and continued to visit as I grew older. When he died I felt helpless like I could have done something to prevent his death or recognized something was wrong with him. Since that day I promised I would work hard to be a doctor just in case in my family fell under an illness. In the beginning of my 9th grade year I only had one honors class against my regular classes I knew that I would need better classes if I wanted to go to a good college. Throughout the years I have been able to maintain my grades and my multiple extracurricular activities such as sports and violin. Now in my senior year I am taking all honors classes and a few AP classes. My science class I am currently taking is Intro to College Biology since my school does not offer AP Biology. I am actually very grateful to that class due to AP Biology does not cover anatomy very much, and this will help me gain a step farther into my goal. Currently I am more passionate than ever to know more about medicine because this year my 69 year old grandmother has been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. It is not fatal so far and she has only taken radiation and not chemo, but I want to be there so maybe in the future I can prevent her from dying from it. I cannot lose her as well and I will do everything in my power to prevent it.