well, the person in my family who was the most invested in my app process (maternal gmother) had a stroke last week and has been in a drug-induced coma for a while. When I go visit her, I tell her good news, even though im not sure she can hear me. i have lived with my grandparents since I was a little kid, and my gramma and grampa are from chicago. I can't get up the courage to tell my grampa that I got rejected from Northwestern (my dream school, for more reasons than one), let alone my comatose gramma who I've always been closest to. I just hope that they'll be proud of me. Good luck everyone!