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Hi I'm Michael

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. I captained the wrestling team. I want to be a doctor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Charlottesville, about a month after my parents moved there from Los Angeles. I am the third of six children, in my family, and I LOVE them. I grew very quickly, so everyone always thought I would play football and basketball in High School. I made the JV team my freshman year, but after the season was over, I just didn't feel like it was right. So my sophomore year I joined the wrestling team. It was the best thing ever. My senior season ended 32 wins, 4 losses. I'm currently studying exercise science. My goals (after college) are to go to a good medical school, and be an emergency physician or orthopedic surgeon. My dad works in the ER and I started an internship at the hospital my senior year. It was then that I fell in love with medicine and the hospital environment. My ultimate goal is to get married and raise a large family, so that my children grow up in a similar family as I did. The church and the gospel has helped my family out so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I luckily was born into the church, and was baptized when I was 8 years old. Because I had always known about the church, I took it all for granted. I never really thought about the importance of the church until I was finishing up high school, when I started to worry more and more about my status between me and God. I began to study the scriptures daily, and with a lot of prayer, I felt the Holy Spirit tell me that it is true. I may have been born a mormon, but I am a mormon because of this experience.

How I live my faith

I serve as the Sunday School secretary in my church, which has been a blast! I do my best to help those around me when I can, just as the Savior would. He is the best example of how to live, and I do my best to follow in His footsteps. For two years, I put my studies on hold so that I could serve a mission in Brazil! It was one of the best experiences of my life. I loved the culture, the food, the wildlife, the people, and I LOVED being able to serve the Lord full-time. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Before I left on the mission I always participated in my church meetings, and even used to teach the 12-14 year old kids in our ward.