My identity was formed by watching my parents over the years.Over ten years ago we immigrated to the united states, none of us spoke english. My parents had a me, a four year old and my sister who was a few months old so life was hard. The first few years we were in the United States my parents worked very hard to be independent from government assistance. Both of them worked full time jobs, while trying to go to community college. After years of struggling my parents have reached their goal, we are finally in a stable financial situation and their kids are going to school.
In my junior year, I began spending more intimate time with my biological father’s family. During this time, I grew close to my grandfather. Right as our relationship was blossoming, he succumbed to leukemia and died eleven days before my birthday. This event challenged who I thought I was and questioned what was important to me. I struggled to recovery from his death but decided I would get an education in his honor.
When Robert Kugler 's chocolate labrador, Bella, was diagnosed with cancer last year, he decided to take his best friend on one epic last road trip across the country. (ALL PICTURES: Facebook and Instagram) Robert was told by the doctors that his three-legged Bella(she was amputated to prevent the spread of bone cancer) has lung cancer and has only three to six months to live. When his nine-year-old was diagnosed with advanced osteosarcoma – that had already spread to her legs and her lungs, Rob made sure that everyday was an adventure for the faithful pet. They travelled across states including Detroit, Kentucky and Ohio, checking out the sunset, Niagara Falls, monuments, museums and the Adirondack Mountains in New York. The duo has been travelling together since November and plans to do so until Bella has done everything
Chaplain Walker has represented himself and the US Army in an exemplary manner while serving as a leader and volunteer for a non-profit organization that raised over $70,000 in scholarship funds for underprivileged children. He also served as a mentor for 17 underprivileged youth, guiding them from high school into college providing 1000 volunteer hours. In his current assignment as the Deputy Command Chaplain, for Army South, Joint Base San Antonio, Chaplain Walker provided strategic input for Theater Security Cooperation missions and outstanding religious support for contingency operations in the United States Southern
After my grandpa, Don Fischer found his 20 year old brother dead with a broken neck, his life changed forever. Although my Grandpa had a tough childhood, he grew up to be a hard working, happily married man. Donald Fischer was born in a farm house 6 miles outside of Ottawa, on November 3, 1935. His parents were Emma and Louis Fischer. His siblings were Bob, Phyllis, and Paulene.
J.B. remarried and she and her husband became involved in a conservative Baptist church in southern Ohio. They raised three children, while he worked in a metal alloys factory and she operated the church’s daycare center. They both retired early and followed two of their children when they moved out of the area. After moving, her husband had several hospitalizations due to cardiac issues, and since they weren’t old enough to qualify for Medicare, they collected a great number of medical bills. Instead of claiming bankruptcy, they foreclosed on their house, moved to one of their son’s rentals, and
Born on October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gould Shaw was the second child and only son of Francis George and Sarah Blake Shaw, two prominent abolitionists at the time. Shaw’s family line consisted of very successful merchants and businessmen who had amassed millions through trade, making the childhood of Shaw and his four sisters a comfortable one. When Shaw turned four, his father retired from his part time law practice so he could pursue a literary career and to spend more time with his family; he moved his family to the country near Brook Farm. It was here that Shaw was exposed to the beliefs of freethinkers’ such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the open-minded ideals of the local Unitarian church.
Where he grew up in a strict German catholic family. He was the eldest of two children. His family had a business of working as farm machinery manufacturers, which he worked in for most of his teenage years. Oskars job, working with his family, led him to meet his future wife, Emilie. They got married in 1928, against the family’s wishes.
The last conversation I had with my grandfather was the day he died. My mother texted me during school and told me the doctor believed he wasn’t going to make it through the day. She came and signed me out so I could sit with him. He apologized for not taking me back to Kentucky Lake like he promised to do many times. He told me one day we’ll go again.
Camille had to undergo yet another surgery in the summer of 2016, and Quentin was again able to see how different her life would have been without the help of physical therapy. He witnessed her go from not being able to walk, to being on crutches, to finally being able to jog a year later. He explained to me how grateful Camille was for all the help she had received from her physical therapist over the course of this year, and he told me that that was the reason why he wants to become a physical therapist when he grows up.