How many of you have family that has worked in the armed forces? Or how many people have friends that live in third world or poor countries? On December 25, 1821, a tiny Christmas baby, who would become one of the greatest civil war heroines ever, was born into a loving middle class family. Clara Barton had four older siblings that adored her and taught her many life skills that would be crucial for her later career. School was very boring to her because she liked to care for others rather than learn about the world. Clara Barton was a hero due to her bravery while nursing on the battlefield. Even though she never married or had children, she was very motherly and loved everyone like a mother would love her children. She founded the American
As a persistent volunteer, my passion to help others has been a significant trait of mine, I am blessed to have many opportunities to help my community since I have been in elementary. I volunteer at any event I am eligible for throughout my community whenever I have the chance. However, I do not limit myself to participating in community events. I help others in need by purchasing food for them or donating the clothes I don 't wear. Looking back at all the volunteer opportunites I take advantage of, Operation Santa will have a special place in my heart because of the joy the activity brings me. Ultimately, activities with the same orientation have inspired me to make a positive impact on my community in the future.
In my community, I donate to St Jude’s Hospital for cancer research. Almost half of my family has had some kind of cancer. Donating to St. Jude’s Hospital helps me give back to people who have already lost their lives, are undergoing treatment, or anyone who might have cancer in the future. In my 7th grade year, another student and I raised money to help find a cure for Type One Diabetes. The money that we raised went to an organization called “Beyond Type One” so that they can use it to perform scientific experiments to find a cure. Finally, in my 5th grade year at LaPerche Elementary, I created an organization that helped soldiers. I worked with my 5th grade teacher to help spread the word. I collected all sorts of toiletries and essentials for soldiers that had been deployed. As you can see, being a good citizen is near and dear to my
One of the most hot-button issues of the upcoming presidential election is that of birthright citizenship, and the immigration, both legal and illegal, that results from this policy. As immigration continues to flourish in the United States, the question of whether all children born on American soil should be granted automatic citizenship looms over the heads of politicians. This constitutional right is being challenged due to an influx of immigrants coming to the United States for the sole purpose of procuring citizenship for their unborn children — a process known as birth tourism. While birthright citizenship does have its flaws, they are consistently blown out of proportion, while its benefits and overlooked. Politicians are essentially
Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to make a difference and help anyone in need that I possibly could. From the start of my childhood, I can recall helping my mother care for my great grandparents, so they would be able to live out the rest of their lives from their home, instead of in a nursing home. As a young child it was extremely difficult to live with and watch my loved ones deteriorate as they got older, as their condition got worse and worse, and saw my mother having a difficult time keeping up with caring for both of my great grandparents 24/7, it put a lot of stress on the family. However, I am grateful to have been able to help my mother care for them. Growing up in such a caring and loving household made the situation
My eyes were closed. I could not move, but I could hear everything. Doctors were yelling and frantically scurrying all around me. I could hear the shouting of medicines and dosages as doctors pushed fluids into my IV. Suddenly, everything went blank, and that 's all I remember from my first hospitalization.
When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a common colon disease, I had no idea what it was. It wasn’t until several tests and explanations from multiple doctors that my parents and I started to understand the extent of the problem. Although it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal, it quickly took over my entire life. Dealing with the condition meant chronic pain, medication, and many more doctors’ visits. Fortunately, my case wasn’t too severe. A few months after the diagnosis, the disease was manageable and I was able to live my riveting 14-year-old life.
During my years at Peoria Notre Dame HS, cheerleading has been a big part of my life, and something I hope to continue at the University of Dayton. I am an outgoing and social person and it’s easy for me to learn routines quickly. As captain for both the JV and varsity squads, I have put together multiple award winning routines, selecting the music, choreographing and teaching the routine to the squad. Besides the actual cheer routines, I have used my communication skills to keep squad members and their parents informed. I try to set a good example with my own behavior, I love helping to create enthusiasm for cheerleading in young kids, and I have learned a lot from mediating issues within the team. I think I could put all these things together
“We need to build a wall,” said confidently by Donald Trump, this echoed in the minds of the american people. Taken by surprise, it couldn't be more obvious why such phrases managed to rise above in todays day. America is faced with countless immigration issues and racial tension. While the words of Donald trump might have inspired many to; enforce stricter border rules, keep out immigrants and deport illegal citizens, etc, for the economical/safety benefit of the U.S. Not all people were swayed to look at the issue, as stated. Not all agree that the solution lies on enforcement, or in this case in “Building a wall,’ yet rather looking at the bigger picture. To consider all aspects that make up America, the great melting pot is it and it’s fundamentals embedded. Besides the entrance of many illegal immigrants each year, there's a number of citizens born in the U.S under illegal immigrants or temporary visitors. These babies are automatically granted birthright citizenship, and are openly consider U.S. citizens, whether their parents are legal or not. The general public and economical factors, have noted it as a constitutional flaw, affecting americans. After, analyzing the argument more in depth, birthright citizenship is constitutionally justifiably implemented, removing it would
When I was a freshman, I went to was an event called Winter Rage at Clackamas High School. It was a day where the school collected donations of food, clothes, toys, and basic items for families in need around the community. The day of the event required hours of set-up and packaging. When families arrived, it was very heartwarming to see the smiles on their faces as they received enough food and warm clothes for the winter season. I was in charge of handing out toys and Christmas gifts to children and families. When I gave children their gifts, I immediately their faces light up and smiles appear. I realized how something as small as this can have a profound impact on someone's life. This event was a very uplifting and meaningful experience,
The main purpose for the majority of colleges is to prepare men and women for profitable, well paid careers. It is a basic foundation for men and women that can lead to the pinnacle of success.
Born into Slavery in 1850, Sarah E. Goode understood the cramped quarters many Americans living in poverty feel today. The average slave quarters in 1850 measured 20-by-20 feet and that 400-square feet was home to a minimum of four to six slaves. Most likely this is one of the reasons that Goode, whose father was a carpenter, set out to provide quality furniture for families with limited space. Her invention, a folding bed that transforms into a roll-top desk with compartments for writing supplies was approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on July 14, 1885, making her the first African-American woman to receive a U.S. Patent.
Peter Singer was right about the ten percent donating after all if nobody at all did anything those poor children wouldn 't be saved and the world would lose more people with a bright future ahead of them. And for actually saving a life the human population can increase; the chances of cancer being cured if one of those children grew up to be a doctor would increase and so on and so forth. It 's better to give then to give nothing at all since it could help you or your family in the far future benefiting you and your
With depression, it makes it difficult to start a conversation with, or even acknowledge, another person due to a fear of judgement placed by said person. Because of this, many people with depression hate being in public and are sometimes even labeled as ‘just introverts’, which is entirely false. Extroverts can just as easily become depressed and refuse to go out into public. With donations of any kind, someone is giving another person what they need - be it money, clothing, or an organ - without knowing them on any sort of personal level; something that isn’t easy to do. It imbues people with a sense of accomplishment and success, a far greater feeling than