Mini-Day Narrative

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Mini-THON at Bethlehem Catholic was always the most exciting activity of the year. As a freshman, I had no idea what mini-THON was, or why children were so excited for it. I could not wrap my head around the idea that there were other people out there facing extraordinary challenges in their lives. I was facing my own battles with anxiety but those children with pediatric cancer were fighting a whole other war. Everything we did that school year was “for the kids”. At the time I did not realize that statement would end up being the very words that kept me going in my lowest of times. I had been battling severe anxiety for a very long time before this. I had trouble socializing and speaking up in school. I abhorred class presentations and reading in front of the class. Little did I know that these small worries should be the least of my problems. My first encounter with mini-THON occurred during a presentation after mass. Words like “courage”, “strength”, “wisdom”, and “honesty” all flashed across the screen. Half way through the presentation tears started forming in my eyes. My problems were not as big as I thought they were. I was going to do…show more content…
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