If you can’t tell by my tone I was rooting for the underdog but I was also hoping of William to make it all the way. Unfortunately, injuries slowed him down and eventually derailed his career. Because of the accommodations from the school William went on to become a success story in my opinion. He never made it to the league but he graduated high then went on to college to have a mediocre career.
The first cue is the home environment. The environment in which Precious grew up in, is toxic, dysfunctional, and dangerous. The mother was abusive, verbally, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Precious was also sexually abused by her father since the age of three.
He was heartbroken at the thought that his brother was considering quitting basketball forever. Josh Bell felt that basketball was the only thing keeping his feet on the ground,and his head in the clouds. Josh Bell, a very young and talented basketball player, started feeling a weird sensation inside him. He then noticed very heartbroken when he heard that his brother, JB, was going to quit playing basketball for “Ms. Sweet Tea,” a.k.a his girlfriend. Just the thought of that sickened Josh.
She felt guilt for hiding her parents from the people in her life, and she felt like she was living a lie. Also, she feels guilty because her parents are homeless and living on
Furthermore, one excellent example of how defeat can push someone into greatness lies in the history of the world’s greatest basketball all-star, Michael Jordan. During Jordan’s early high school years, he was cut from his school’s basketball team. The devastation that the G.O.A.T. felt at this time could have been detrimental to his career, but after his initial disappointment, he realized that this event was just a hurdle in his career that could be overcome with diligence. Anytime Jordan felt like giving up, he would just imagine the team’s roster without his name on it to get him fired up
Ever since I was young, I knew that my mother did not have it easy when she came to America. She was a strong single mother, who could not speak English, living in a foreign land. Knowing that my mother had sacrificed everything she had in hope of establishing a better future and life for me, I had to repay her. My mother used to be a nail technician inevitably she had to endure ignorant remarks from customers simply because she could not speak English.
During her time in slavery, Shyima was mistreated. When she was moved to the U.S. on August 3, 2000, she was treated worse because she was the only worker they’d brought with them. Shyima was constantly both verbally and physically abused. “The Mom was a master at making many of the people around her feel like dirt”(72). She would yell derogatory words, like “You’re nothing, nobody”(73), and that she was a “stupid girl”(26).
The whole school was making fun of her and wasn’t soon after her whole community found out. She was being shamed for her pregnancy and couldn 't get a good paying job to support her new family. When she was ready to have her child, she went into debt because she couldn 't afford for the care she need for her and her child. Not soon after, she became poor and went into poverty. Teen pregnancy is a worldwide problem and needs to be addressed.
In this documentary, the viewers see a child that had been severely battered and abused by her father Clark Wiley, as well as being neglected by her partially blind mother Dorothy Irene Wiley struggle to find a place in the world after she is found and rescued from her abusive home. During those several years of torment Genie was deprived of educational and physical interactions which seemed to be evident at the time of her rescue seeing as she could only utter twenty words that were instilled in her when her father lacked sympathy and had outrageous burst of anger, as well as in the way she walked with her head hobbled over and her arms close to her body at all times. At the time, young Genie was transferred to a children's hospital in Los Angeles where a study took place about the Developmental Consequences of Extreme Isolation headed by psychologist
In 2014 I was set in stone to attend Cottey College, an all girls school in middle of nowhere Missouri. Sounds terrible? Not to me, especially since this college was transferrable to Smith College the school of various influential women such as Betty Friedan, Madeline L 'Engle, and Julia Child. Although, life took a turn for the worst as my family began to struggle with money- a foreign concept to me-and I ended up in a relationship that caused me to become severely depressed and maladaptively approach all aspects of everyday life at school, work and with friends.
You can see the sadness in her eyes you can tell how miserable she is. She was as sad as death. I would not judge her because she had to overcome so many harsh obstacles in her life. She suffered a lot throughout her life. Her owners would abuse of her while the other slaves would observe.
After all, that is what people expected me to do right? Wrong! I worked extremely hard in everything I participated in. My mom was barely around due to her working long hours
He led his team to the finals as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers six-two making stephen Curry a champion. People couldn 't believe how he made the team pull together and how good he was. Some people thought that it might be all over though, that he would be a one year wonder. He proved them wrong, the next year, season 2015/2016 he led his team in beating not only one of the best records of all time but the most records of all time. It was the bulls and his coach’s record for most wins in a single season, 73-9, beating the previous record of 72-10.
Oprah Winfrey, for one, grew up in an abusive household where male relatives of hers would repeatedly molest her, which took an emotional toll on Oprah. She was an unsettled teenager who appeared to have no future ahead of her, considering the cruelty and harm she had undergone. After Oprah moved to Nashville to live with her father, where she could have easily been absorbed in the same life style she perused in New York, constantly surrounding herself with promiscuous behavior. Instead, she cleaned up her act and won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant, got an on-air job at WVOL, and also won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. From there she continued her career as a radio newscaster, and eventually had her own radio show.
Barbara Jordan’s Resilience The strength of family is having a role model who can tell the young how they went through life and their mistakes to what got them there so the young could learn from. With this it is important to know that everyone goes through different challenges which aids them in different ways. All these lessons are handed down to daughters and sons so they too can learn from those lessons. Barbara Jordan a woman who held her ground is a lady many can learn from.