Essay About Skiing

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When I was around ten years old, I broke my femur skiing. It was a pretty bad break, and I ended up having to stay in the hospital for two and half weeks in traction, and then a body cast for four months, followed by extensive rehab and physical therapy. This injury played a huge role in my life and is actually what motivated me to go into the health care industry, specifically nursing. Because of my injury, I wasn’t able to go to school for a lot of that time. I had two tutors that would come and help me with school. I always tried to keep good spirits, and have a good attitude, but it was really hard for me to cope with. Not only was I not able to go to school, I wasn’t able to ski. I grew up skiing every weekend in the winter since I was…show more content…
I am so thankful for my friends and family that supported me during this time. Without them I don’t think I would’ve have been able to stay so positive. When I finally returned to school, I had a hard time because I was still in a body cast, and was in a wheelchair. I was the only student at my school that had a wheelchair, and back then the school wasn’t completely ADA accessible. Everyone would look at me because I was in a wheelchair, and I hated that they looked and treated me differently because of that. Breaking my leg was a valuable lesson to me because it taught me how to cope, recover, adapt to new changes, deal with disabilities, and work hard. It also taught me that there are always going to be challenges that you have to deal with, and you can either let them bring you down, or focus on the things to come. As much as it sucked having to be in the hospital, and having a body cast and wheelchair, I am forever grateful that it happened to me because I have learned so much from that experience. Although I was dependent on people to help me, this experience made me into a stronger person. I remember being so afraid when they took the cast off and relearning how to walk again, but it taught me how to overcome my fears and try new

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