Take this story from the Business Insider about Krishna Reddy, a “13 year-old from Wichita Falls, Texas, [who] invented a device that can tell when a driver has consumed alcohol or used other drugs based on how dilated his or her pupils are,” as part of his participation in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, an annual competition for the title of America’s Top Young Scientist and a $25,000 prize. Reddy built his pupil reading device using a digital camera, a snakehead flashlight, and a toilet paper roll. His efforts promise to completely change drunk driving prevention. He didn’t worry about failure. He didn’t focus on a perceived lack of materials. And in exchange, his efforts have led him to a promising and potentially lucrative future.Your efforts can do the same. Don’t sell yourself short. You have what it takes to become a medical assistant trainee and ultimately, a professional medical assistant in your community.
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