If there were one perfect word to describe my mother and the actions she built her life around, that word would be love. Through her guidance and continual acceptance she formed the basic core values which I live by, and being lucky enough to have her heart, led me to the field of medicine. She was the strongest person I knew and she set the ultimate example for me on how to never stop trying. Words will never justify my feelings of sincere gratitude for giving me life, showing me unconditional love that I will never find elsewhere, and for helping me become the person I am today. Her love will continue to help people by reaching through my hands, hugging through my arms, and kissing through my lips. Every part of me is because of her and for that mom, I’m forever grateful to be your daughter and I will carry you with me always.