She never let her autism hinder just how special her mind was. She had a gift, and used it as such. It was really inspiring to know she didn’t see herself less than anyone else just because of her autism. She says “different, not less” and there is so much truth to this simple quote. No one is less than anyone else, but we are all different in our own special way.
When she had to return to chemotherapy, she was almost happy to go because it was familiar and she was accepted. She always had a companion there whether it was a doctor, nurse, or another patient. She was no longer the outcast. A lot of her time was spent criticizing “normal” people for wanting to be somebody else when all she wanted to be was like everyone else. She defined herself as an individual base on how other people saw her.
Let me start off by explaining what MS is. Multiple Sclerosis is when, for reasons scientists are not yet sure of, a person’s immune system attacks the myelin that covers and protects the spinal cord and nerve fibers in your brain. After the myelin is damaged, the nerve fibers then are attacked by the immune system as well. This causes nerve damage, fatigue, vision loss, poor balance, and more unpleasant side effects. Multiple Sclerosis itself isn’t necessarily the cause of death, however, it 's the complications of MS that take a great toll on one’s health.
She said that prior to this documentary being filmed that she used to weight 50 lbs. less than she currently does. When I was watching, her I was trying to imagine what she could have possibly looked like 50lbs lighter because she was still extremely skinny. She discussed the hard times that she had while training to be a ballerina and how she now suffered from lifelong consequences of starving herself and avoiding foods that contained calcium which as now led her to get tested for Osteoporosis. What is the saddest part of an ED for me to grasp is that a young girl may be able to overcome an ED but can potentially suffer the lifelong effects of what she did to her body years prior.
Even though she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she is still able to have the strength to achieve anything that is possible to her. Because of having MS, the unpredictable course of the disease were terrifying to her. Each night she would get into bed wondering whether she will ever get out again the next morning. Whether she be able to see, speak, to hold a pen between, knowing that one day might come. With the horrible situation in Nancy's life she had the strength to overcome any obstacle.
In fact, she at first denied that she could possibly have MS and like her family, were hoping that it was some kind of flu, until further testings’ at the hospital proved them wrong. However, through the process she learned that she felt better as she acknowledge the disease
Fittingly, she gets her own insights and the exchange with different sclerosis. By technique for individual stories, ethos is used to make the peruser grasp where she is starting from, so she can be seen as more dependable. Various sclerosis has emphatically affected Mairs ' step by step life, and she comprehensively clarifies especially how. Her symptoms of MS are an astonishing deficiency in her got out leg and hand, blind spot in the eye, and increases, or sudden strikes. Various are charmed to see how standard life still proceeds regardless of the various reactions the disease passes on.
Misty learned that working hard in volleyball lead to many wonderful opportunities. If Misty May-Treanor had not tried, she would not have had the college opportunities that she had and would not be where she is today. In addition, after Misty won the NCAA championship, Misty’s physical therapist Valinda Hilleary Roche asked Misty “to play with her in a pro beach volleyball tournament” (Misty 113). This is significant because people noticed how good she is and that she works really hard.
Higgins was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she was in college around twenty two years old. She was suffering from loss of vision and horrible migraines. She had a vision test, an MRI, and then a spinal tap. The MRI showed four lesions on her brain and the spinal tap confirmed the diagnosis because her spinal serum tests differently than healthy humans. Every month Higgins has an injection of medicine that is meant to help slow down the progression of her MS.
The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader. After losing the ability to operate her legs properly, Mairs begins to declare herself a “cripple”. She proclaims this knowing people cringe whenever someone is called a cripple.
I may have been the front page story in junior high, but in my last two years of high school, she took up the whole newspaper. Amber basically repeated her wins her senior year, but added a National Title in Team Roping and a state title in the all around race. She even went on to college and won National titles in Barrels, Team Roping, and the All Around. She turned out to be very successful in the sport of rodeo.
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”.
ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: My grandma was a figure skater and because she shared her love of skating with me, I grew up following Kristi Yamaguchi. Based on my previous knowledge and recent research, I will be able to inform you as to why Yamaguchi is one of the best woman athletes to date. E. PREVIEW MAIN POINTS: Today, I will be presenting information about her early life, accomplishments during her career, and her present life.