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,
Clara was told to nurse him back to health, which took two years. Caring for her brother made her realize that she wanted to become a nurse. Taking care of her brother caused her to be behind schooling. To make up for this she was sent to a private boarding school. From being homeschooled, Clara was very shy.
The American Civil War has just broken out and Barton was one of the first volunteers lined up at the infirmary to help the wounded soldiers. When Clara’s father died, she felt the need to go even further than the local Washington infirmary. It was time for her to travel to the
Her attitude reflects a true empathy for others and an understanding of how situations can get out of control. On January 12th, 1866 Beeler Fletcher visited sick Mrs. Hinton. Mrs. Hinton had been out of work the whole winter because of her illness and her family was in dire straits. Beeler Fletcher helped the family by seeing “that they [were] made comfortable” and continued to visit them frequently until Mrs. Hinton’s illness subsided. On January 15th, 1866, the Hinton’s situation prompted Beeler Fletcher to write in here journal “how I pity the poor.” The Hinton’s were not the only family which received some of Beeler Fletcher’s benevolence that January, on the 26th of the month she helped another family in distress.
She was diagnosed with dementia but received treatment for leukemia. Once again she was taken advantage of because she could not defend for herself, but her son took care of it and she still fought for her career. She then was in her final stages of leukemia. She then died of Alzheirmer’s disease on January 20, 2012. Etta james was considered as one of the dynamic singers and is still well known today.
Born as Freda Josephine McDonald on June 3, 1906, in Saint Louis. Her mother had dreams of becoming a music-hall dancer, but gave them up to become a mother and washerwoman and her father abandoned them when she was an infant. Most of her time as a youth was spent in poverty. To help support her family, she started cleaning houses and babysitting at the age of eight often being mistreated. At the age of 13 she ran away from home, found work as a waitress at a club where she met her first husband Willie Wells, who she divorced only weeks later.
Born in 1948, post war East Berlin, Christina Erika Olga Mandrella never planned to be a pioneer for women, and in early 1985, at age 36, her legacy would not end, but continue to blaze trails for women. In June 1950, Soviet forces blocked the roads and railroad lines into West Berlin, and in December of 1951, impoverished, and with fear, Christine and her family fled to the West leaving behind the life the young Mandrella family created. In spite of losing everything they owned, young Christine always had a smile, was always learning, and was always on an adventure. In late October of 1952, an event that could have irrevocably damaged her instead made her stronger. Richard Adam Mandrella, born in Northern Italy, a dentist, and a young man forced to serve in Hitler’s army and suffering from what we now define as PTSD, ended his life, leaving Christine and her mother Erika to survive in a devastated city, alone.
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short story set in the 1890s about a female narrator who struggles with postpartum depression. She moves into a home for the summer with her husband, John. Since she has this sickness, John forbids her from doing any sort of activities other than some houes work. If she was doing anything, her husband would want her to rest to help with her illness. This was a common "cure" known at the rest cure back then.
My nana has shown me that you can make something good out of bad situation. My nana, Bea, was born September 8, 1945 in Manhattan, New York City. She was taken from her mom when she was four years old because of abuse and neglect. Due to her mother’s alcoholism she was sent to live with her grandparents in Dutchess County New York. After her grandmother passed away when she was
The memoir details the struggles and freedoms of a young woman in a new land. In her memoir, Santiago reveals the history of her life and her family in the Puerto Rican Island. She was the first born to her parents, even though she says her father has an older daughter she has never seen. Santiago tells how her parents’ relationship was on the rocks because her mother suspected her dad was unfaithful (Santiago 107). During all this, her younger brother Raymond is badly injured in a bicycle accident.
At first, things were relatively ‘easy’ for Thomas no major battles and no deathly injuries, She wishes she could say the same about her Husband William. William caught Pneumonia during the war and really drained Thomas, she was unstable, which eventually got her downgraded to a private. Which got her put into more battles specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, she fought for her hometown. Thomas fought hard for the union but her journey was cut to an end when her leg was blown off by a Confederate soldier. “Now I understand why those men were crying, I understand why this war needs to end, I understand everything now,” She wrote this passage while she was hospitalized.
Deborah Sampson was one of the first woman to fight in a war such as the American revolution. Deborah was born on December 1st 1760 in Massachusetts. Although she descended from the pilgrim stock her entire family was very poor. When Deborah was fairly young her father was sent on a sea voyage and never returned. After the tragic incident with her father Deborah 's mother was forced to place Deborah and all of her siblings into separate households were they could be cared for.
After my grandmother’s sister died about 2 years ago, I started calling and visiting my grandmother a little more because I realized that she is not going to be here forever. While I can agree that aging is fabulous, I just want to cherish the time that I have with her. My grandmother’s advice to young people really makes my emotional. Out of all of her children and grandchildren, I will be the first to graduate college. It is amazing to think about how I have the opportunity to graduate college and my grandmother never graduated high school and learned to read at the age of 50.
Since losing the family business there was no income and Selena and her siblings singing was their only income, Selena lost many days of school because of the band and she dropped out after finishing 8th grade. She eventually earned her GED in 1989. Selena was recognized by freddie label and her career went uphill from there. She has won over 60 awards from 1983-1995 and she gave much of her money to charities. She was a spokesperson for battered women and also made a shelter for battered women, she also supported the D.A.R.E association, and raised awareness for HIV/AIDS to finance research.
Her instructor there, Cindy Bradley, was also amazed. She could put Misty into any position and she could do it with ease. After dancing at the Boys and Girls Club, Sylvia divorced and remarried again. The Copelands moved to a house that was thirteen miles away from the studio. Her mother told her that she “had to quit dance” because she couldn’t keep coming home late at night.