A few years back when I was about ten, my grandfather was on his deathbed, and we were getting ready to leave the hospital-not knowing that it was the last time we would ever see him. Going around the room we all (yes the entire extended family was shoved into the little window side half of the room) went and gave him a hug goodbye. As my turn came up, I leaned over to hug him, and as I did he whispered in my ear, 'You're gonna be a great man.' Scared of what might happen to him, I started crying as we left the hospital, and yet began thinking of what he had said.
Those words have inspired me to this day, urging me to try my hardest and be the great man that my grandfather knew I could be. He has given me the strength and courage to be the best I can and to look to people that can help make that happen. I look forward to one day fulfilling his hope by working somewhere in the healthcare profession, helping others, as he helped me. Thanks Grandpa.
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