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One of the best things that I have gotten out of college so far is recapturing my sense of self. I was previously diagnosed with cervical cancer and underwent nine weeks of aggressive cancer treatment. From the moment that I was diagnosed with cancer, I lost my sense of self. I lost myself in having to attend radiation treatment daily and chemotherapy one time per week. Attending college, after treatment, has allowed me to recapture my sense of self and feel like I am striving to make a difference in my children’s lives once I receive my degree. The chance to attend college has been so valuable to me because it has revitalized my life. The experience has allowed me to reach deep inside myself and perform at levels I never knew existed within me. It has given me the opportunity to learn things about myself that would not be possible without the college experience. For instance, I have learned how strong I am mentally and physically, having to juggle family responsibilities, school responsibilities, while still trying to recover physically from cancer treatment. I never knew the depth of this strength until I attended college.