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In Sickness and In Health

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Katharine KeiserFollow

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MSU 325

Primary Faculty Advisor

Dr. Kevin Mahoney

Start Date

10-4-2019 2:00 PM

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Being the most sensitive person in my family was always a problem. My parents would constantly tell me I was exaggerating largely and making issues worse than they were, and I took this as a criticism every single time it was said. At 12 years old, I began to learn why they always told me not to exaggerate a circumstance. My grandmother was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but nobody told me she was battling cancer until after her major surgery. When my dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a year later, I truly understood what it meant to appreciate those in my life and to deal with a situation as it played out and not to create a larger problem. Watching these people I loved and cared for so dearly taught me many things that I still carry with me today, namely to stop focusing on the negatives, not to waste my energy on unimportant matters, and to appreciate what and who I was able to have in my life.

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In Sickness and In Health

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Being the most sensitive person in my family was always a problem. My parents would constantly tell me I was exaggerating largely and making issues worse than they were, and I took this as a criticism every single time it was said. At 12 years old, I began to learn why they always told me not to exaggerate a circumstance. My grandmother was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, but nobody told me she was battling cancer until after her major surgery. When my dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a year later, I truly understood what it meant to appreciate those in my life and to deal with a situation as it played out and not to create a larger problem. Watching these people I loved and cared for so dearly taught me many things that I still carry with me today, namely to stop focusing on the negatives, not to waste my energy on unimportant matters, and to appreciate what and who I was able to have in my life.