Don’t Give Up “Don’t give up, don 't ever give up” the words that were said in the 1993 espys that gave many people hope. Jim Valvano was a man who lived by that quote and never gave up even though he passed away, he did not ever give up and that is why he had a positive impact. Some of the reasons Jim Valvano had a positive impact is that he started a whole charity funded by espn that has had more than 150 million dollars donated to it, he also helped motivate others to do better things with their time on earth, and finally he just gave people so much hope and inspired people with his story. When Jim Valvano was sick with cancer, he started a charity that was funded by espn, and was named the Jimmy V cancer foundation. The foundation has grown to the point that it is sponsored all through February on all espn networks.
Valiant means possessing bravery, courage, determination, and showing heroic actions. He volunteered to go to Moloka‘i. Father Damien not only volunteered, he didn’t hesitate for a moment, even when the Bishop questioned him, and was the first to volunteer. He calmly touches the leprosy patients as if they don’t have the disease. Most people would think twice about going to a place with Hansen’s disease, but Father Damien chose to stay at Moloka‘i permanently.
My sophomore year I met a group of guys that ran the streets and shortly after I met Coach (Robert). All this man talked about was Christ, why I ate so much, and why I was so big? He always wanted to see us do good. Coach saw me as family, If I needed him he was there, Coach is a brother and never gave up on me. As time
Not once, in all of his years serving the United States Army, did Desmond Doss take the life of another. From the time he was born, he was brought up as a kind and caring Seventh-day Adventist who firmly believed in Jesus Christ. Known as a conscientious objector, Doss not only refused to kill, but also refused to touch a single weapon when he was drafted into the army. Many of his fellow soldiers and officers believed him to be a coward because of this, but each and every one of them were quickly enlightened after witnessing his brave and
Odysseus is a man, who has been working on going home for twenty years. He is a leader of his men, and will never give up until he gets to his goal or going home to his family. He is faithful to all his men, and he never deceived them. The faithful Odysseus is very hard working trying to help his men get home.
Robinson’s determination on and off the field also sparked the creation of his foundation which impacts thousands of young lives every year. Jackie did not waste his opportunity in the major leagues and that example has been passed onto the kids in his foundation who have a 98% graduation rate. By not fighting back with anyone that heckled him, including the man he was supposed to give his bus seat up for, Jackie showed his truly great determination to be
"There was no way any of us could have kept him here, he was always willing to go... he had an enthusiasm that was hard to quell,” said UCCS Police Chief Brian McPike. Swasey was a beloved member of his community and of his university. One can even see his family pictured on the Home Chapel website
My father was hard working, working multiple jobs to support his family, and never left a stone unturned to help us or others. Everyone on the base knew of, respected and loved “Mr. G”. After my parents’ divorce, a resentment phase caused me to distance myself from my father; nevertheless, after I came to terms with the divorce, the relationship between
The great sacrifices that the father made for his son proves how much he loved him. The speaker lastly admits that he did not "know of love 's lonely and austere offices" (870). Unfortunately, he realized this a little too late like many
Walter was a very generous, well-mannered, and incredible man. With talent that was unbelievable to watch. He never was greedy, he didn’t steal, and he lived in a place and time where you couldn’t be equal with a white person. He is a person that has left our lives but is certainly not forgotten. Walter Payton is one of the greatest football running backs of all time.
According to BrainyQuotes, Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to sometimes bigger than oneself” (Inspirational Quotes). This applies to my grandfather, Charles Jones acts who spent time as a U.S. Air Force firefighter during The Vietnam War. He took action and became a fire chief, but now he refers to himself as an average person; however, due to his service he is a hero. Jones expresses heroism by overcoming the struggles of training. Once he was sent to the US Air Force Recruiting Office at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Heros’ come in many shapes and forms. Tall, short, small, big, anyone can be a hero, they just have to put in the effort. Though anyone can be a good hero, a great hero is somebody who inspires others, makes a difference, and is selfless. First and foremost, a great hero must be someone who inspires others. Ida B. Wells is an example of a true hero.
To begin, a hero is humble, they show respect and are modest about To begin, a hero is humble, they show respect and are modest about their status in society. To put it another way, heroes are ordinary people, they don’t go around boasting the fact that they are heroes, and that they are better than anyone else. In fact, they often don’t even think of themselves as a hero or anyone special for that matter. An example of this would be Malala Yousafzai, an average Pakistani girl who is in fact quite humble. In an excerpt from her memoir, “I am Malala” she demonstrates this, she explains how her, and her best friend came about each other.