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Brandon B. - "The Blind Side" Buffalo, N.Y.

After watching the movie "The Blind Side", I have been very influenced by Michael Oher on his amazing skills to recover from a bad childhood and still being able to bring his grades up to achieve the goal of graduating from school and making something of himself. I also admire his ability to protect the ones he loves and cares for, because it reminds me of myself.

A character trait that has allowed me to exceed is my ability to concentrate and focus on my work in the classroom and not to be distracted by small things. Also, my strength to overcome challenges and obstacles that seem almost impossible to achieve from things I have been through. The effect the movie had on me was the ability to love and to be loved.  The family who took Michael in didn't have to, but they did out of the kindness of their hearts, and thanks to them he made it to the NFL.

The person who influences me the most is my mother. She is my role model because she gave birth to four kids and is a single parent, supporting me and my brothers and sisters; and for that I admire her.  In order for me to excel in and outside of school, I have to stay focused on achieving my goals and remember that if the worst is bound to happen in spite of all that you can do, running from it will not have you see it through.