I want to share it here, this is what I wrote for our yearbook before we get our diploma some time soon.
For the last, the lost and the least.
The world seems fair but life actually isn’t, not everyone is given the chance to have a good life where everything they need is served in front of them, this applies too when it comes to healthcare, not everyone is given the chance to be seen by a doctor and to be cured, mostly due to financial inadequacies or sometimes even worse than that. Growing up, I became more aware of how the world moves and how this country works, and it’s a fact that the poor becomes poorer and they are always the ones who are prioritized last. We cannot change reality but we can be a part of the change that we want. I want to serve my countrymen especially those who belong to the lower class of society to give them what they should be receiving and to be able to serve them equally so that somehow, somewhere along the line, they may feel that they are not always left behind and they too are just as important and has the same privileges as those who belong in the elitist class; that they too have another shot to live!
I chose medicine not because of the prestige nor the accompanying benefits a physician has once he gets his license, I chose it to be able to touch other people’s lives, to extend their life if His will permits me and to save the feelings of their loved ones, to give them the opportunity to see their ‘person’ for a couple more years, several more months or even a few more days. I want to be a medium of stopping someone’s agony and the pain it emits through those people who love him or her. I want to extend the love I have received since I was a kid, I want to see those smiles on their faces and give hope to everyone. Lastly, I chose medicine because this has been my dream since I was three and never did anyone in my family stopped me from dreaming. They always supported me and helped me get through this breathtaking journey of mine every single day, through thick and thin even in the most hopeless situations, they never left me behind. They showed me how lucky I am to be born in this world and that being alive together with your beloved persons is much more amazing than anything I could think of. I don’t want all their sacrifices to go to waste, so as much as possible, whatever happens, I’ll make sure that I will live this dream of ours and help those people in need, so that they too, can have the chance to feel just how amazing it is to be alive.