Can I write about my brother´s illness in my exam essay?

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So, for my English exam I have to submit a descriptive essay in a portfolio, and my teacher told me to choose a topic like best/worst experience of my childhood because you can often write passionately/convincingly about something like that.

My older brother has had anorexia and has had to go to hospital. This was quite some years ago but it affected me a lot. Hence, I thought I could write my essay about how the chaos surrounding my brother´s illness affected me. However, I feel really bad because I feel like I could be exploiting my brother´s illness in order to get a good grade. My brother also used this topic for his essay some years ago. Would it be okay if I used it too?
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Yes you can, In fact in my own understanding and expertise it would make the best essay
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Yes you can, In fact in my own understanding and expertise it would make the best essay
Thank you for your advice. I think I´m choosing that topic now
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Yes go ahead, I can also be of help in proofreading if you wish
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Yes go ahead, I can also be of help in proofreading if you wish
Thanks so much! That would be really helpful especially as English isn´t my first language. However, right now I´m just jotting down some ideas and trying to write a draft.
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Okay, I will be waiting just hit me up
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Okay, I will be waiting just hit me up
Thanks, I will.
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