Adversity/Challenge Essay

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Would it be appropriate to talk about the challenge I faced when learning my best friend had been diagnosed with brain cancer and eventually passed away? I don't want it to come across as a sob story, (which I won't try to make it), but is it okay to talk about this, when I had mentioned this in my general PS? I only talked about it for perhaps 2 sentences, as an explanation for pursuing certain research.

Thank you for the help.

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If it leads into why you chose an EC, it sounds very relevant. If the connection isn't actually that strong then don't but if it is then you can definitely include it.
Where did you find a diversity/challenge essay? Primary or secondary?