My Goal Is to Become a Physical Therapist
Life like an incomplete book, we are young and our stories are just beginning with indefinite twist and turns. The way we respond to these twist and turns in our stories could forever change our futures. As all storys do there are, hardships, happiness and struggles. My story is much more filled than most others, as I have had to make some life changing choices that were very challenging to chose. In third grade I was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, a disorder that causes your spine to grow in an s shape. I was immediately put in back braces and wore it for twenty three hours a day every day. I wore the braces religiously for a few years and did physical therapy, where I was asked if I could model for training physical therapist around the world.
Physical therapists came to Milwaukee from all over the world. Sadly over time my spine got worse, doctors started mentioning surgery, which I refused for as long as could, for I was deathly afraid of surgery. I worked harder to do my physical therapy more often. Eventually I needed surgery as my spine was curved 70 degrees. A little over a year ago I had 14 vertebrates fused together, luckily I still have all my flexibility and am able to bend over to pick up a pencil. Not something you would normally hear about someone, but I like many others all have different stories.
I am glad to have had to deal with such a situation, as I believe it has changed me for the better. Having scoliosis has made me more responsible, and I have to make some hard choices early on. As all twist and turns in our stories have an effect on us, but it the way we respond to them that can change our stories, and our future for the better or for the worse. But we have time to define who we are and what we can and will become someday. We all have dreams and goals to aspire to be or do some day. Like a incomplete story we will change, and become who we’re meant to be. Our Experiences, and the people we meet leave us with stories to tell and can change what our future would or will be like. I plan to be a physical therapist to help kids like me, because people impacted my life too. Everyone has a plan a dream, or something they aspire to be or do someday. But it’s what we do that will change us to help the world for the better one day.