College essay HELP

I had back surgery my freshman year and missed some school and had to quit my childhood sport as well as re learn to walk could I use this for my college essay and maybe put that it made me want to enter the medical field or something? or does it not count because it doesn’t say anything about me just something that happened? please help

This sounds like a good topic. It depends on how you write it, just as it depends on how you write any topic. It should certainly “say something” about you. I hope you are doing well.