Is it acceptable to include a short personal reason for interest in a position in a cover letter. (especially a position that wants you to demonstrate specific interst)
For example when applying for a position as an oncology nurse can one briefly state that as a cancer survivor you have a particular interest in the matter. Or is that too personal.
Or when applying for a position as a member of a transplant team can you include that you have a close relative who underwent a transplant or that you are a transplant donor?