Essay by badballCollege, UndergraduateA, August 2005

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There are many people in my life I admire, but none more than my father. Despite the many hardships he survived, my father remains a positive influence in my life. During his childhood, my father overcame many obstacles. He has always been supportive and taught me the importance of strong family values and success.

Family comes before everything is my father's motto. Now we all have obstacles when we are growing up, but my father had more than most people. He had an abusive father, and because of that, had to drop out of high school. As far back as he can remember, his father was an abusive alcoholic. Many nights instead of playing football or studying, my father would sit next to his father's side talking to him until he was sober. Searching for work to support his family was his major concern now since his father got fired form work due to the excessive drinking.

Struggling to be a strong and prominent corner stone of support for his family my father started working at Mr. Jamison's garage during the day and at night as a security guard at the local clinic. Now my father was the bread winner of the house because he was the eldest out of three children. Encouraging and supporting his siblings financially, morally and emotionally to further their education was one of his top priorities so that his brother and sister would not have to struggle as much as him. "A good education will lead to a good and comfortable life for you and your loved ones," my father would always say.

Before marriage my father's greatest accomplishment is the success of his brother and sister. Well now Aunt Rachel is a dentist and Uncle Abas is and airplane engineer, now both have great...