Stephanie Allmon of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in one of her articles, “The perky pixie-size gymnast with the wide-tooth smile famously became the first female to grace the cover of a Wheaties cereal box; She remains one of the most popular athletes of all time.”(news.msn.com) Mary Lou Retton is known for many achievements in her gymnastics career including her “Perfect 10” vault, youngest inductee in The Hall of Fame, and many medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her life-changing career started when she was only 4 years old. Retton’s many accomplishments like her “Perfect 10” had a big impact on society. (biography.com) Mary Lou Retton wanted to become a gymnast since she first saw Nadia Comăneci on their family television. She was born to Lois and Ron Retton on January 24,1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Her goal is to become a biology teacher in a small town public school. Kaylee was involved in volleyball and the play during her freshman year. She was a basketball cheerleader during her sophomore year. She was on the bowling team her sophomore, junior, and senior years and was involved in band, FFA, and Motorheads all four years. She joined speech her senior year.
Over the years, all girl sports have become more and more popular. With this is new found popularity comes a lot of pressure to be the best one in the business. The girls will do absolutely anything to prove this. Some girls that are already thin will go on diets, exercise even more or try and get themselves in the spotlight so the instructor can see them. Sophie Flack elaborates on these issues through each chapter in her book, Bunheads by using her choice of rhetorical devices and style to show readers just how difficult it is to be a ballerina.
At first signs of paralysis, her husband sought medical care for her, and she was assessed by a stroke unit when she arrived at the hospital. When a CT scan was done on her brain, it revealed MCA thrombus on the left side. An MRI revealed blockage in the medial cerebral artery. T-PA was given to Carol to help improve the blood flow to the left side of her brain where the blockage had occurred. Post CVA, Carol continued receiving speech and language
Leonard is one of the patients in the "garden," a ward of a Bronx mental hospital that is so named by the staff because the patients are there simply to be fed and watered. It appears that nothing can be done for them. They were victims of the great "sleeping sickness" epidemic of the 1920s, and after a period of apparent recovery they regressed to their current states. It is 1969. They have many different symptoms, but essentially they all share the same problem: They cannot make their bodies do what their minds desire.
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen The book Girl interrupted is a humorous nonfiction Autobiographical book about the author Susanna Kaysen experience in side a mental intuition with others in which she encountered. The story takes place in 1967 Massachusetts inside McLean Hospital. Kaysen, who voluntarily enters a mental institution after visiting her psychiatrist and discovers she is having a problem and offers her a place to “rest”. She plans on staying just a few weeks but ends up stay a total of 18 months were she meets many of other mental ill patients and is later diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder. The book starts off with the author questioning the idea of how one enters a parallel universe such as insanity.
Heaven loves Beyonce and that is who she dances to most of the time. Both her and her mom want her to be a prodigy of Beyonce. Both of their parents want them to become a prodigy of somebody. Jing-Mei’s mom wants her to be a prodigy of Shirley Temple. One other allusion in “Two Kinds” and modern day society is Peter Pan.
The characters jumped off the pages, they were so raw and honest; it was easy to picture them in real life. From the dialogue to the description I was immersed in this book from the first page to the last. This book is comparable to All The Bright Places, and My Heart and Other Black Holes in the sense that they are both catastrophic and heartbreaking books. I think this book would work for a lot of readers, if you like realistic books with some action, and a love story this book is for you. I think it would be an incredible movie and I would see it in a
Adversity in “The Intouchables” “My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It’s having to be without her.” (The Intouchables). Lines like that are just a piece of the great undertaking directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano took when they decided to be part of The Intouchables. Adapted from real-life events, this French biography was applauded for succeeding in painting a touching and resonating picture of the events that led to the birth of a strong relationship between the two protagonists, Driss and Philippe. Winning multiple awards, this movie has achieved the status of being one of the greatest French movies ever made.
I found this movie interesting because I agree with what the film implied on how all patient share a commonality called vulnerability. In the movie Wit, you are allowed a peek into the medical world that shows disregard for humanity. The film revolves around an English professor, Vivian Bearing, being diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, the treatment, and how her professional status is taken away for being a patient. A major theme of this movie is dependency on others by chronicling Vivian 's trial treatment and it allows the viewers a peek into the world of a patient dying from cancer. After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession.
She would watch every meet that was on television and even recorded it so she could pause and rewind to learn the routines. She was only interested in the floor routines, so she decided to try out for the middle school drill squad. She made captain of all sixty girls who made the squad. Her coach, Elizabeth, Cantine, was amazed by her ability and suggested she try ballet at the local Boys and Girls Club. Her instructor there, Cindy Bradley, was also amazed.
It 's about how hard you 're willing to work for it.” This is a cliche with a lot of meaning and motivation. These inspiring words are crucial to my own success. I was an all-star cheerleader for 11 years before my parents eventually ran out of the time and money to pay for my two sisters and I. I finished cheering my freshman year, and also started dancing. In past years, I took an interest in the high school dance team. I decided to join my freshman year, and instantaneously fell in love with the
Following this, she began taking gymnastics lessons and was then asked to join a competitive gymnastics team, which she did for 2 years. She was always excited and ready to learn new things. Out of her three main sports her most favorite sport was basketball. Jordan was not very good in the beginning, but with hard work and the help of her twin sister, Jada, she grew to love the sport and realized there is more to basketball than scoring points. Jordan became a great defensive player.She began playing in third grade for her private school team and for a travel basketball team.
Kimi Galang Villegas is probably the most high-spirited, niftiest, most sympathetic person you will ever meet. On the day of April 3rd 2002 at exactly 4:57 a very extraordinary baby, Kimi came into this world. If you know Kimi she is the most interesting person you will ever meet. Since Kimi was 6 months old she stood on her tip toes not knowing what she is doing she knew she would love dance and acting for the rest of her life. In her world, dancing, acting, and singing changed her whole life.
Kiyomi Rae Yasunaga is a thirteen year old girl who lives in Madera ranchos. Kiyomi had attended 2 schools during her elementary years which were Webster elementary and St. Joachim’s, before attending St. Anthony’s of Padua. She is now an 8th grader who is kind and caring to all of her peers. She loves hanging out with her friends and family members on weekends along with doing her two favorite hobbies including softball and basketball. Her favorite color is pink and she loves watching her favorite show Pretty Little Liars on Netflix.