Volunteering at the Hope Lodge really helped me to look at the world in a different way and to think very hard about what I want to do with my life. No matter how bad I was feeling for myself the Hope Lodge always made me realize how truly thankful and appreciative I should be of the life I have and the opportunities I have been given. The people there really moved me to consider my life goals. I have been planning on applying to medical school but am now thinking of a graduate program dealing with cancer biology. Cancer is such a horrible thing and it affects so many people lives, even if its indirectly. I hope that I can take a stand as a leader in the different organizations I'm involved in to raise awareness about cancer. I want to join Colleges Against Cancer next year so I can be a leader on campus fighting for cancer prevention and further research for treatment. The Hope Lodge has done so much for me and I can't wait until next year when I can go back to volunteering there and hopefully help more of the guests. This has been one of the best opportunities I have ever had!
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