I am the type of person that wants what best not only for myself but also for my family. I want to be able to go to college. It is my dream. My mother never went to college. My dream is to get a degree in architecture so I can build my mom her dream home. We have never owned a home and are always renting houses to live in. I want my mom to have a home that she can call hers. If I am unable to study architecture, I hope to get a degree at least in neuroscience. I have a sleeping disorder called Narcolepsy and it has impacted my life greatly. I want to be able to study more about the brain and what causes narcolepsy. People tell me there is no cure or anything that can be done to outgrow or get rid of it in general. I believe there is a way for everything if one puts effort into it. I want to be able to help others that have narcolepsy like I do. People may think it is great to be able to sleep a lot, but in reality it is not. I never know when I will have a sleep attack or cataleptic attack. It is scary and dangerous because I never know if I may fall asleep while driving or while out in public by myself. I am passionate about debating, drawing, and learning about foreign languages and cultures. I may not be the smartest or prettiest girl but I would do anything I can to help my mother. I work really hard to that I can pay off my high school fees and my little brother's high school fees. I also help my mom pay bills. On top of working, I have to study (which is a struggle because of my narcolepsy) and keep my grades up, and still be able to play tennis in hopes that I get a tennis scholarship. Honestly, it gets tiring doing every thing by myself. Some times I feel sad and alone because I can't ever ask anyone for help. I don't want to be a burden to my mom any more than what I already am. I never cry and I always smile even if I am not happy. My best friend tells me I am an amazing person because I am doing everything I can so that my brother and little cousin can have opportunities that I never had because of financial reason. I can't really say why I am a great candidate. I do understand from person experience what it is like to struggle with mental health problems and medical problems.