I'm coming straight from undergrad, no significant work experience beyond a bank internship which just taught me I have no interest in working the retail side of the financial services industry. So I was thinking of writing my personal statement on how I had to take care of my mother from about age 14 until I went off to college. She had 7 strokes, which meant a lot of time in the hospital, and was diagnosed with a severe mental illness after that known as multiple personality disorder. For those unfamiliar with it, basically she might be my mother in the morning and a 14 year old child in the afternoon. As you can imagine, it was not an easy thing to deal with. She also passed away my freshman year of college.
While I know this is a bit of a unique situation, is it too much of a sob story to use as a personal statement? It certainly shaped who I am and that's the approach I intended to use, but I know many people have personal hardships and the adcoms have heard it over and over again so...thoughts?