I was in my Junior season for football, and it was looking to be a good one. We started off doing well, but we struggled at time, though we bent but didn’t break. We kept at perfect record of 5-0 heading into our homecoming game, and we had just came off a huge last second victory over a top-rated team in the state. I was injured during that game but failed to tell anyone, failure number one. I told myself that I was going to play the homecoming game because we were playing the worst team in the state and figured I couldn’t hurt myself any worse, failure number two.
The School of Shock by Jennifer Gonnerman is an article that was posted on a political blog, Mother Jones, on August 20, 2007. The article outlines the disturbing details of a behavior modification facility for severe special needs children and adults in Canton, Massachusetts. The facility, known as the Judge Rotenberg Center, uses shock-devices or “applications” from a “Graduated Electronic Decelerator” (GED) as “aversion therapy” for unfavorable behavior. The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) was founded by Dr. Matt Israel, Ph.D. to serve patients with extreme behavioral disorders without the use of medications or psychiatric therapy. Dr. Israel’s concept is that after repeated shocks, students will cease their bad behaviors, however, JRC is the only facility in the United States of America to uphold these practices.
"A physician's role is not to completely destroy hope, but to give a patient a little glimmer even when it may not be statistically warranted. " After the surgery and months of physical therapy he went back to baseball and played for the Chicago White Sox. Even though he only played for a couple of months before retraining; he still showed he was able to get up and fight again and no deed was going to stop
It was a normal Saturday for my team, the Montgomery Rebels, at Lagoon Park, and there was not a cloud in the sky. My team and I were about to play a team called Triple Play (despite the name they could barely get a double play.) My coach, also known as my dad, came up to me and said, “Does your arm feel good?” Of course I responded, “Yes! “Well good, you are pitching this game.”
After playing softball for eleven years, I injured my back during my junior year high school season. It was my first season officially on the varsity team, therefore my devastated me. Although I was greatly saddened by this, I still stuck with the team. I went to every practice, game, tournament, and team dinner. I kept score at every game and helped my coaches with anything they needed.
Timmy met me halfway and put his hand on my shoulder I looked up at him and that’s when I realized tears were streaming down my face. I felt weak like a helpless child. Timmy reassured me that it wasn’t my fault. “You have the right to have one foot in the box and take practice swings, it’s going to be ok,” he said, but I wasn’t really paying attention to him. I looked around at my team and the crowd they were all shocked like me.
Riley Timmons Mr.Forbes September 16, 2015 4th Hour Personal Narrative Broken Baseball Player The general definition of a teammate is a person who works with their team towards a common goal. Now what kind of teammate would I be if I stopped helping my baseball squad achieve their goal, just because I was injured? I tried to picture what the game would be like in my head; me sitting in the stands while my team lost the tournament. The fill-in pitcher for my team threw the batter an easy ball, resulting in another home run.
Final 3 review with John My father was less worried about my dreams when he decided to walk out of my life to concentrate on his issues. I was only nine years old with great interests in baseball that needed his encouragement and guidance during my training. I communicated to my mother, my desire to pitch and that I would never be good because I needed my father to teach me. That day I learned one of the most valuable things in my life she told me to never take the easy way out and blame someone else for not accomplishing your dreams. She told me to achieve a goal you must develop a plan.
These failures and achievements have shaped who I am today. They have made me a better overall person and have motivated me to reach my goals. I’ve had to overcome many chellenges through my many years of baseball whether it is physical or mental. For me confidence was the biggest key in overcoming these challenges. I never have become so down on myself that I have given up.
An important activity that I have endured throughout not only all of high school but since I was four is cheerleading. This extraordinary sport has been a huge factor in shaping me into the person I am today. This experience has taught me patience, leadership skills, perseverance, and most importantly trust. My freshman year, I sustained a meniscus injury that required surgery. Although I was faced with what at the time felt like the end of the world, I showed up to every practice and encouraged my teammates.
This belief is what makes the team at Crises Rahbilitation Center of Atlanta one of the leading Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists in the country. "Injuries are not only a physical question, which is the most important thing, of course, but also a question of your mind. If you're thinking: 'I'm not going to make it', 'I can't cope', 'it hurts', 'it's never going to get better', then it won't." Luis Suarez You have enough stress in your life without having to worry about the quality of care you are receving.
Then I ran out to the field and began pitching. It was the change of an inning. I went into the dugout, got my drink of my water and rested my arm for the next inning of pitching. First batter was up for our team, he got a hit. The second batter, strikes out.
Previously, I graduated from Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse, NY. As a student there I was a three season athlete playing soccer, basketball, and softball. I had dreams of having an opportunity of playing softball at Onondaga Community College. The summer before my senior year I tore my ACL playing summer soccer. Going to the orthopedic surgeon and finding out the length of rehabilitation involved in an ACL repair was devastating.
Growing up, I spent most of my time playing sports and trying to stay active as much as possible. As I got older, I became more serious with field hockey, and I was determined to make the varsity team my junior year of high school. All summer I spent working on my stick skills on the field, and my endurance in the gym in order to do everything I could to make the varsity squad. When tryouts started in the end of August, I hadn’t performed the way I wanted to, and girls I thought had no chance of making the team, played so well over the three days. However, I was hopeful I still had a shot on the varsity roster.