She had noticed similarities in Joy and Alandra and differences between other children and Alandra. It must have been very frustrating to repeatedly hear everyone ignore her worries and concerns, especially Dr. Buzan, who had advised her to wait until Alandra was a year old before even talking to a specialist.
Albeit, there were times throughout Kat’s illness when she felt even her family thought she was crazy and the pain was in her head. She felt judged because she was not able to do normal things like clean house or go on family outings without doubling over in pain. Kat felt the medical establishment never fully met her needs. The doctors never ordered an ultrasound or an exploratory procedure until her fibroids filled her uterus and her stomach was physically bulging out. During her illness Kat felt inadequate as a mother and a wife because she could not carry out the household and motherly duties that she felt needed to be accomplished, as stated by Lorber and Moore (2002), the social construction of illness is shaped by our cultural and moral values, in many societies women are expected to care for the children and their spouses (pp. 4-5).
She experiences Industry verses Inferiority during the ages suggested by Erik Erikson. Throughout these years, she struggles to feel competent in her athletics and fitting in with her peers despite her different accent, but acknowledges her adeptness in academics and dares. Lucy also experiences Erikson’s third stage, Initiative versus Guilt; however, she experiences it from age nine all the way to through graduate school and after. She experiences the aspects of this stage as she puts the issues of her family on her own shoulders, and feels guilt and shame. Because she cannot resist crying during chemotherapy and when losing her hair, and has too high of expectations for surgery outcomes, she feels she is a disappointment and blames herself for being unable to fix her family.
A phrenologist recommended her to become a teacher to overcome her shyness. Clara took this advice and became a teacher at the age of 17, teaching at a school in North Oxford, Massachusetts. During the nineteenth century it was very common to physically punish
When Moran is working at Prince George welfare office, a women come for help. She need help for her daughter Winnie who is just 13 year old. Winnie’s mother tell to Moran that Winnie constantly ran away from home. She also said that Winnie is very silent and loyal child and she is very close to her father, but after her father’s death she just start running away from home.
Genie became a world wide phenomena and everyone wanted to study her. She became a serious case study and Dr. Curtiss was one of the many that had the chance to study Genie, she attempted teaching Genie language and communication. She was able to communicate, but was never able to actually make out a sentence. One quote that was very accurate would be “ Language is a tool…the tool is endlessly useful in the sense that we commonly create and understand sentences that we have never heard before. How do we do it?
Despite all of her features, including eyes, brow, and lips, “being heaven-sent and bearing a celestial stamp,” Elizabeth did not have the ideal childhood (33). Her mother passed away giving birth and her father either “died or still lingered in the dungeons of Austria” (33). Until the Frankenstein family adopted her, she lived desperate to survive each day, begging for whatever food their hodge-podge family could receive. Therefore, when she was adopted into Frankenstein’s family, it is not surprising she developed an extremely dependent relationship with Frankenstein himself. She was chosen to be a “pretty present for Victor” and could only live up to what was expected of her.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton, born December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts was a shy child during her early years. Her shyness affected her life in the later years. By the time she was eight years old, Clara had not made a single friend, so her parents decided to send her to a boarding school. Clara was so overwhelmed that her problem became even worse, so her parents soon withdrew her from the school. She first found her calling when she tended to her favorite brother, David,
Tita is not allowed to marry because she has to stay and take care of her mother when all the other siblings leave. The story progresses with Tita taking care of Pedro’s and her older sister Rosaura’s child only to be taken away to an insane asylum for her change in attitude when her love is forced to leave. Like Water for Chocolate is a novel that is densely populated with women, and each woman represents a distinct version of femininity. The story goes through tough situations such as Tita having no say in her love, Tita creating a meal so amazing that it sends love signals everywhere, raising Rosaura's child, Tita being sent to the asylum,
She ended up giving up on these magazine beauty advice, including other advice that her friends would suggest to her such as tape, make-your-own-crease glue, and sang ka pul. Chung tried it all, except the sang ka pul because she was afraid of the surgery. Her mother continuously brought up the question about whether or not she wanted to get the sang ka pul, but every time she brought it up, Chung always said no. Chung didn’t understand why her mother couldn’t accept her without creased eyes. In the end, she had realized that “He looks at the heart, and that it really doesn’t matter how a person looks” (107).
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book written by Rebecca Skloot. Chapter 1 begins shortly after Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, and her son, Joe, were born. After those two were born, she then began to experience vaginal bleeding at the wrong time of the month. Feeling like something was wrong, Henrietta rushed to the doctor. She only went to see the doctor “If she felt she had no other choice”.
Still dreaming of becoming a doctor Maria enrolled in a university but was too weak to attend many of the required sessions. She was suffering from the brain tumor and her right foot continued to drag. After assisting at Mass and receiving Holy Communion, she suffered a bulbar paralysis (impairment of function of the cranial nerves) and died. In Maria’s memory, a day hospital was named after her. It was for young girls and homes for pregnant women who were impoverished.
Her mother didn’t become deaf until she was 13 months old. She had spinal meningitis and because of this she went deaf. She was getting shots for the meningitis, but after the fifth they decided to stop the shots and after they stop the relapse was what caused the deafness. It was very hard for Doris Jean because she was already starting to say some words. After the second fever, she went deaf and wouldn’t talk for years and when she did start talking, no one understood her.
Helen keler was born on 27 June 1880. She was blind and deaf. When she grew into a girl, she became frustrated with her inability to communicate. At that point she met an instructor Anne Sullivan who had lived with blindness herself until the successful surgery. Who utilized her own particular hands and fingers to open Helen 's world of isolation.
Higgins and her daughter moved in with her family for a year or so. Even with family available during the day to lend a hand, the nights were particularly tough. “There were many nights when I didn’t sleep at all because I was the only one there, and then I would be up all day with her,” said Higgins. “The sheer exhaustion was overwhelming.