Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
In April of 2016, 80% of my total body was severely burned! As a result of the severity of my burns, I was placed in a medically induced coma. After nearly 6 months barely being alive, a team of Doctors at Maricopa Burn Center determined that I had less than 1% chance of living! The medical staff urged my family to “pull the plug,” on my life support! Thankfully, one doctor pulled my brother aside and recommended not making that decision just yet, rather he urged that I first have the coma inducing medications be removed from my body. If I woke up it would be a miracle… A few days later I woke up! Unfortunately during my coma I received around 40 surgeries, including the amputation of both of my legs. For the next year I remained in a hospital bed, unable to fully move my body because of the scaring caused by the burns had wrapped completely around my body. However because of my accident I was unfortunately unable to work. It has now been 3 years since my Burn accident and I am finally well enough to return to school!
David from Montana
Montana State University