Personal Narrative: My Hero Marc Haire

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Marc Haire, My Michigan Hero

Epilepsy: A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. The person I chose for my hero is my uncle Marc Haire, he was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 22 years old. He was born December 6, 1967. He is now 47 years old. My uncle grew up in Wyandotte, Michigan and went to school to become a police officer. My hero Marc Haire had to quit his job about two years into it because his epilepsy was getting progressively worse. My hero is my uncle Marc Haire and he taught me to never stop fighting. In the beginning, my uncle was an police officer in Ecorse, Michigan. He first, went to a police academy to become a police officer. In addition to becoming a police officer, he was following his father, Robert Haire’s, foot steps. My hero soon joined the Ecorse Police Station. After two …show more content…

My uncle Marc was diagnosed with a disease at 22 years old. What my hero was diagnosed with is disease called epilepsy. This disease has no cure. He was diagnosed with this disease just when he started his career as a police officer. Since epilepsy is incurable, my uncle has a chance of having a grand mal seizure everyday. Which means my uncle could have a seizure and wake up an hour later and not knowing what happened and have serious injuries. Having epilepsy impacts my uncle’s life everyday. My hero Marc Haire is forced to live with this incurable disease. After he was diagnosed and his disease progressively got worse. The state felt like it was no longer safe for him to operate his vehicle. His doctors then recommended, to no longer use his oven or grill to cook with because of the debilitating seizures. The seizures stop him at anytime and cause him to have uncontrollable shaking. If cooking or driving and a seizure occurs, he could hurt himself, someone, or something very badly. By having this disease it affects his everyday

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