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Tell us about someone who has made an impact on your life and explain how and why this person is important to you.

I do not know how to pick a person who has made the most impact in my life. There are many people who have done little things to shape me up and helped me guide where I’m trying to go right now. I definitely can not say that this person has made me who I am today because I honestly think that I’m too young to have a fixed personality. As I keep growing, I want to thank my parents who have supported me from the day I was born. My dad has gone through an unbelievable period of hard work to provide for our family. But I also want to give some extra credit my mother who has gone through extraordinary pain to bring me into this world. It is very difficult not to write about my parents because they have probably made the biggest impact in my life. However, if I had to write about someone who has made an impact on me at the moment, it would have to be my uncle, Irfan Bukhari. Throughout this essay though, I am going to call him Uffi Mamu because that is what I and all my cousins call him.

The word impact can have a lot of meanings whether it’s a physical, mental, or emotional impact. I think one of the most important roles of a family member is to give their loved one an all round experience of life or at least try to give as many as possible. In this case, Uffi Mamu has impacted me in almost every possible way. He has given me countless experiences that I honestly will never forget. He has even hurt me physically. I mean of course it was just as a joke and we both were trying to kill each other, but the point is that if I ever get in a fight with someone bigger than me, I will definitely have an idea of how to defend myself, even though I do boxing with my friends. But that’s another story.

Anyway I think the physical side is just one tiny example. The biggest impact made on me yet was this year over the summer. I was in Pakistan visiting all...
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