Finding one passion could be tricky. Sometimes we confuse passion with skills, passion is something that you do and enjoy no matter how tired or even if it doesn’t make you a millionaire. Skills are something that you are good at but you don’t enjoy, one will continue on this path because we need to pay our bills. This doesn’t make it right or wrong but we should be happy with ourselves doing what we enjoy.
I play softball. It was All-Stars, and we were in first place at the moment. We had won three games, to London, Circleville, and another team whose name I can’t remember. It was the second to the last game, and our team was watching from some nice shade in the outfield (By the way, it was in the 90’s while we were there. It felt like a sauna!) Everybody was all sprawled out on the shady grass. You could smell sweat and sunblock in the air. We ate Flyers pizza, and candy (probably not a smart choice), and made sure to drink a whole lot of water. Both of the teams we had already beaten multiple times, so I didn 't see the sense of playing them again, but we had to anyways. We listened to the crickets chirping in the pond behind the field, and heard the crack of the bats slamming against the softballs being pitched. The London team ended up winning by one point, which was surprising because they had been
Mary Mcaleese, one of the former presidents of Ireland, works as a current affairs journalist who truly researches her topic. In fact, she once spent a day in a wheelchair in Dublin, one of the most unfriendly wheelchair cities in the world. She once said, “people with disabilities have abilities too” (Mcaleese). Many people throughout the world develop stereotypes, and those who have disabilities make up a great number of these stereotypes. These people need to understand that their body has limits, but their mind does not. The disabled or crippled have feelings too. Mairsdescribes her feelings towards how other people treat her and her feelings toward herself. These emotions change over time with her experiences, and she details the events in
Postnatal depression, commonly known as postpartum depression, is a clinical depression which can affect women after giving childbirth. Women continuously suffer from the disease without receiving any type of treatments and attempt to cure themselves. Having someone share their own experiences through writing can support one during the therapeutic process and hopefully make the recovering course less painful. The short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, is an embellishment of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s personal experience after giving birth to her daughter Katherine. Charlotte Gilman’s intentions were to illustrate the impact of the Rest Cure her nerve specialist prescribed for her and had the hopes
Every mark conveys a meaning usually changing depending upon the text . In cutting edge times, being called a cripple In any case, in the paper titled, "On Being a Disabled person" by Nancy Mairs, the maker legitimizes calling herself a debilitated individual, clearly insinuating a low self-respect at first look. Mairs contradicts that idea, also plotting her puzzling individual, social, and societal buildings in life. At the end of her article, she tells the group that she is an apt, driven, and shrewd woman who can manage both her degenerative contamination and the hardships of life, far from the slight, adolescent person who abhors herself.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live,” quoted Anne Sweeney, formerly the co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group, and the President of Disney Channel. In this quote, Anne wanted everyone to know that everyone has their own definitions of success and have their own ways to get their. Two ways that people define success is being happy or satisfied with what they love doing and reaching their goals after obstacles. These two features can be seen in the books, The Outliers, The Last Lecture, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the article, Catching Kayla, by Digital Sports News.
The appearance is not important for our lives. Most people would say that yes. Appearance is important, but it’s not everything to know who they really are. Lucy Grealy in, Autobiography of a Face, has cancer on her face, and she has to remove the part of her face. That ruins her childhood. In her college years, she learns the way how she looks is not the only thing to her life. Nancy Mairs in, On Being a Cripple, suffer from a disability, and has uncomfortable movements. Although Grealy and Mairs suffer from their illness, at the end, the way how Grealy and Mairs look is not everything to them. No matter how people view their illness that cause their appearance doesn’t change who they are.
As an individual who developed a serious case of multiple sclerosis, Nancy Mairs begins to see herself in a different way, not as a normal person but as a “cripple”. As she opens with “I am a cripple.”. The disease ripped away her ability to walk. The disease allowed her to realize the deeper meaning of derogatory terms, such as “disabled” or “handicapped, especially the term “cripple”. The disease redrew her personal sketch, becoming something though physically lacking, yet resilient beyond comparison. By combining rhetorical strategies with rhetorical appeals, Mairs presents herself in a way that invokes an emotional response from the reader.
Nancy Mairs, a feminist writer who has Multiple Sclerosis, defines the terms in which she interest the most with the world. Nancy Mairs will name herself a cripple and not be by others. She will choose a word that represents her reality for example in the beginning of her story she mentioned about her being in the bathroom trying to come up with a story about cripples. She was in the handicap bathroom and when she tried to open the door she fell, landing fully clothed on the toilet seat with her legs splayed in front of her and she said “the old beetle -on-it’s back routine.” not only does she make fun of herself, but she also has a great sense of humor. The little details she puts on her stories will make you picture it in your mind. She just doesn't want her readers to see her as a handicap person, but a person who wants the world to see her as a tough woman. One whom the fates, gods, viruses have not been kind, but who can face the brutal truth of her disabilities.
In “Am I MS?” Miriamne Ara Krummel talks about her personal journey she endured dealing with multiple sclerosis. Krummel further explains at the end how she was finally able to accept her diagnosis and to embrace it. She finds that it’s important to be open about the disease. She believes that, “it might be helpful if more people would talk about death and dying as an intrinsic part of life” (76-77).When she was first diagnosed, she had a difficult time coping with MS. In fact, she at first denied that she could possibly have MS and like her family, were hoping that it was some kind of flu, until further testings’ at the hospital proved them wrong. However, through the process she learned that she felt better as she acknowledge the disease
Imagine you are nine years old and helping unpack groceries with your mother. In an instant everything changes. Your mom drops what she is holding and is now frozen on the ground. Her left side is paralyzed and there is nothing you can do except sit with her and wait for it to be over. You tell yourself it will be over soon, that the doctors will find a cure soon. This wasn’t the first attack and it wouldn’t be the last. She has Multiple Sclerosis, but nobody would know that until months later. At that moment the attacks were random and confused doctors. Even after she was diagnosed, doctors had no cure, only treatments that we prayed would help. That was my mother and my family. The summer of 2012 was scary and there was no cure to help her.
Nona Marie Hohnsbehn (Furlow) was born 05/22/1954 to Elmer Lee Furlow and Emma Maxine Furlow (Gossett) at Wood River Hospital, Wood River, IL. Her parents both are still living and have been married for 64 years. They live in Meadowbrook, IL. Nona states she loves her parents very much. She see them at least every two weeks, but tries to see them more often. She calls them each morning to make sure they are ok and make small talk. She stated she has learned to have a good work ethic, good morals, to care for others and be a responsible person from the example her parents set for their children. Nona was raised in Meadowbrook and Bethalto, IL. Nona's dad was a Steelworker, baseball coach for little league, friend to many, he was the person
Marissa Nicole Elizardo, 72 died February 13th 2068. Born on December 26th 1996 in Houston, Texas, Elizardo spent most of her childhood as a resident of North Wales, PA. Elizardo was educated in the North Penn School District and later went on to receive her BA in Psychology from Bryant University. Following her graduation from Bryant University, Elizardo went on to serve as a graduate assistant field hockey coach at Drexel University. While coaching at Drexel, Elizardo earned her elementary teaching certification. Upon receiving her teaching degree, Elizardo moved to Houston, Texas and spent eleven years as a fourth grade teacher at Deer Park Elementary School before earning her M.Ed from Baylor University. Elizardo then went on to serve as Principal of Deer Park Elementary School for seven years. At the age of 43, Elizardo moved to Charlotte, NC to earn her Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Upon earning her degree, Elizardo became the Superintendent of the Charlotte-McKlenburg School District. After serving as the Superintendent for fifteen years, Elizardo retired and traveled the world.
As I approached the scene I saw two Suffolk County police department sector cars on scene and a first responder. This was a summer evening, you could still feel the humidity lingering in the air. Over the radio, the cops relayed that CPR was in progress. I approached the house, entered using the side entrance. Before I even step foot in the door I could hear sobbing and the distress in a woman 's voice. I carried in the necessary equipment, the cops were actively doing CPR as the advanced life support provider (ALS) was looking for IV access. As EMS personnel we took over for the cops, we placed a LUCAS device on him, it 's a device that does compressions for you. Then, we continued ventilating the patient and placed him on a backboard in preparation to transport and move the patient.
Bernadine Hewitt was born in 1967 in Newfoundland, Canada. She received an associate degree in nursing in 1988 and has been working in the nursing field ever since. In 1990, she welcomed her first child into the world, and by 1994 had three daughters and a husband living in a quaint house about a 2 minute walk from the ocean. Her husband, a construction worker named Jamie, had a small-town reputation of a troublemaker and the town was at first shocked by the marriage. Twenty two years and a couple of moves later, the pair is still going strong living in Alberta, Canada. When looking back on important events of her time, Bernie struggled to think of something that really stood out except for September 11 until I mentioned the Great Recession. This event had influenced her, her family, and still to this day affects and haunts her.