As a young child many influences such as, tragedy,and birth order can heavily influence who we are and what we become. Experiencing tragedy at a young age such as, the death of family member, can heavily influence what we become. As a two year old, I had attended my Grandmother’s (who I called Mema) funeral. At the time I hadn’t understood the true reality death I had assumed that Mema was going to wake up. The six months previous to her death I watched her go from a vibrant, generous loving woman to frail and helpless.
1:15 in the morning. As it was tied loose blood kept dripping little bit for long time until my grandma noticed and scolded nurses and doctor who helped my mother give birth. That was my first encounter to death. My family was expecting a boy but as I was first baby they accepted me. However, my mother had to go through 9 abortions in between after my birth, spared my sister in between, then my brother who is 9 and ½ year younger than me was born.
October 4, 2007. I was in school, just like every other day and the office gets a call from my mom saying that I need to leave. At the time, I was confused because my mom would never just pull me out of school unless it was an emergency. I got to the car and she told me that we are going to the hospital, grandma is not doing good.
You carried me in your belly for 9 months; gave birth to me; nurtred me; huged me and out off all this you loved my uncoditinaly, even when I kept making stupid mistakes. No one can take your place, I dont wanna live with my step mom. She said,” baby I understand, I am not gonna sit here and tell you that everything is gonna be perfect. There is gonna be challanges in life, and life can be hard sometimes. However this the time you prove to yourself that you will make it.
I began to shake, knowing what happened to my mother when she attempted going to America. My mother had received a contagious, dreadful disease, called Trachoma. My mother was strong, she fought her last days with everything she could. However, the disease had taken over and it was too late. My family had been given the terrible news a couple months later.
With the finalization of my parents’ divorce came a series of custody cases. Although, my siblings and I preferred to stay with our mother, it wasn’t up to us. Waiting for the verdict in that courtroom was very petrifying. After, what felt like hours, the judge had decided. “Case summary: after carefully examining both parents, the parent fit for full custody will be Ms. Salazar,” Said the
It was what was best for her. January 20th, 2015 would be the last time I saw my precious dog. I arrived home from school with my mom, my dad arrived home slightly later. The second I walked in the door I immediately went to see Tessy. I don’t think I have ever cried more, or cried harder than I did that
In this movie, Conceived as a marrow donor for her gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald has undergone countless surgeries and medical procedures in her short life. Though their older daughter 's life has no doubt been prolonged, the unorthodox decision of Anna 's parents has cracked the entire family 's foundation. When Anna sues her parents for emancipation, it sets off a court case that threatens to destroy the family for good. Anna Fitzgerald was a designer baby, and her parents used her to try and save the life of her older sister. When it failed her mother who during the entire movie was a pushy pessimist was not happy but eventually she got over it and realized what she was doing to her family.
My nephew Michael has been a blessing in our lives since the day he was born. Even though the circumstances were less than happy. My sisters husband died when she was 2 months pregnant with Michael. That day she got a call saying they couldn 't find Mike, her husband, and she needed to get out there. You can only imagine everything she was feeling as she drove to the his work and what awaited her there was more than enough to last her multiple lifetimes.
Gertrude was a repeated divorcee that was the head of a poor family of seven with a history of being abused by lovers. She dropped out of school when she was only 16 years old in order to pursue a marriage between her and a man name John Baniszewski. John had a volatile temper, often beating his wife for annoying him. Gertrude endured this for 10 years, having 4 children who she gained custody of after her and John’s divorce. Gertrude immediately married a new man by the name of Edward Guthrie.
Wilkerson writes about George, she says, “George had an enlarged heart and had already suffered two heart attacks” (2010, pg 448). Ida Mae was away when George passed, Wilkerson writes in Ida Mae’s memory, Ida Mae remembers, “The doctors said he’s never pull out of another one” (2010, pg 449). Ida Mae referring to a heart attack, she did not know leaving that weekend it would be the last time she saw her husband. With the loss of George, Ida Mae had to find her new role in her family and the new responsibilities she would take on.
I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well.
She has a history of self-inflicted laceration several months ago prior to being admitted to Tuckers. She has been hospitalized x2 within a 2 month time frame due to SI and self-injurious behaviors. Family composition/ Current Supports:
She was sexually abused by relatives and family friends and was sworn to silence. This cause Oprah to misbehave, talk back to her mother and run away from home. At the age of thirteen, Oprah became pregnant and within seven months she went into labor and had a son. After only two weeks her son became ill and died. Her mother then sent her to live with her father in Tennessee.
Death. To some the topic is taboo, something to avoid talking about, to be feared. Others are indifferent, celebrate it even. Regardless of one’s perspective on it, one constant of death is its inevitability.