College application essay on how cancer affected my big family . I lost two family members over the last 2 years from cancer and it made a lot of things weird and sparked a depression. Opening line BBBBZZZZZZ I looked down, and then back up at the board. The topic was solar system, however the stars began to feel quite real. The air started to thin, was I really in space ? With my phone clutched in my sweaty hands, I attempted to get up out of the cold metal chair.