Occupational therapy is a profession that has influenced my life both personally and mentally. It is a career that I am so grateful to have found. When I was a senior in high school, trying to figure out what I should do with my life, my mother suggested that I pursue occupational therapy. I have to admit, I had no idea what it was at the time, or what it entailed- but I was willing to learn. After volunteering with an occupational therapist for a few months, I realized that I had found what I was looking for and have now become extraordinarily passionate about.
Ever since I started volunteering, I met people who suffered from strokes, Alzheimer’s, and hip replacements and it changed my life completely. I didn’t look at their temporary physical state as a disability but rather a time for growth and healing. Each patient I met told me a story of their lives and the hardships they had to face. Through their stories I could see determination, confidence, and dedication. These patients were ready and willing to fight through the pain of their wounds and push forward for a quicker recovery. If they have the drive in them to get better, then I have the drive in me to get them better.…show more content… I believe that as a young generation, we should be willing to help those who have gone through far more things than we have. For children, it gives me even more of a yearning to help the innocent young boys and girls who have gone through pain and are in need of support. Having two younger siblings of my own, both ten years younger than me, I am able to find new ways to help them in their time of need by creatively bringing smiles back on their faces. With this experience and motivation, I will be able to bring joy and assistance to the adults and children I tend