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27. In order for the Committee on Admission and Aid to get to know you better, answer the question below in the form of an essay. “Are there any significant experiences you have had, or accomplishments you have realized that have helped to define you as a person?”

“I love you, Lord, my strength.”

In the course of my life, I have encountered several trials and several attainments, but despite all of those experiences; one unforgettable moment struck me the most. The car accident happened in a Sunday evening back in February of 2011. There was a strong hit at the right side of the back of our car which led the car to swerve to the left, and collide on a passing jeepney. The sad thing about the incident was that the point of impact on my side was strong. I fell unconscious after my head hit the door and I didn’t know what happened next. I only felt that I was regaining consciousness when I was already in a tricycle with my dad. My vision wasn’t clear and I can feel something painful on my face; I was troubled and nervous about what was going on and what has happened. I’ve come to understand it after I woke up in a hospital lying on a bed. I was very confused why I was laid on a bed, why my mom and relatives were around me. It turned out that I was the one they were fretting over. My mom told me about the accident while she was sobbing. My mind went blank; all I can think about was, “How? Why? Is this real?” I was transferred and referred to another hospital, then another until I had my operation. The doctors read all laboratory findings and tests and they told me that I was lucky enough that my left eye didn’t end up blind. I was seriously hurt physically and mentally. Knowing the bills for the operation, medicines, hospital was very grieving. My parents had to pay thousands of pesos just because of what happened to me. They had to drive to and from one hospital to another just for check-ups. My conscience ate me, “Ikaw kasi eh! Kung hindi ka nadisgrasya,...
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