Jordin was inspired by everyone who helped him to start helping others, he tried to achieve this by creating the “Team Tootoo Fund”, becoming the first Inuk to play in the NHL, and by continuing to play hockey after his brother’s death, which was inspiring to many. Even though Jordin still has not found who he truly is as he said “To this day, I’m still working on myself. We all have our own ways of dealing with things… but now I’m open and I’m not so afraid to talk.” (Jordin 160), this action that Jordin decided to do, which talks about what happened during his life inspired many. Even though his way of dealing with things was ingesting alcohol, he overcame that obstacle and found the opportunity to share his story with others that could be going through the same
His beloved father and brother passed away at a young age, and Mawi did not know how to handle this. Even though Mawi faced death in his family, it only motivated him more to try his best. “I almost abandoned my dreams of becoming a top student and earning a scholarship. But I loved my family too much to give up. And I knew that my brother Tewolde never would have given up.
In this part of scene five Johnny’s little brother knows the sacrifice that Johnny has to do, and his brother wants to take his place in the Vietnam War and says he’s not afraid to die. Johnny told his father that it was an accident because Johnny new way he brother said that, this raised suspicions through the family. Johnny wants to show people that he cares for his little brother and hope he does good things in Johnny sets the example for people who care for their siblings, and want them to have better lives than their own. In conclusion Valdez wanted to entertain young adults and to show them the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam War. Young people in the 1960’s would have paid attention because it's talking about people their age.
Terry Fox transformed the face of cancer with his big dreams and bigger actions. His long, hard road to success was the type of encouragement people need to help with the fight against cancer. Although he knew that cancer will forever change his life, he took that and made it into a positive. He could have immersed himself in self pity but instead, like a true iconic man, he fought for what he
When Baba gets cancer he is extremly strong and hard headed. He knows that he doesn’t want treatment, he believes he has lived his life and can take whatever is thrown at him. I think Baba really didn’t want to get chemo because he did not want to seem weak. Baba is extremely courageous before his death, and he dies with pride which is what he wanted. All of the characters in the novel, The Kite Runner, are courageous in their own ways.
In the book The Outsiders written by S.E Hinton has been and still is a favorite among its readers, the book focuses on group identity and individuality. I connected with the book because it shows how close friends can be, they can be almost family. Over time the character Johnny has developed, he became more brave and was willing to kill someone to save his friends and himself, he is intuitive, selfless and optimistic. Johnny thinks that there is still good in the world no matter what happens. Johnny often feels afraid, he doesn’t want to go home because of what his parents do to him.
This self-reliant man had to now completely depend on others for his most basic of needs and had to not only deal with the everyday struggles of his disability, but also the enormous expenses required to keep him alive. Reeve wanted more than this; he wanted a cure and he pursued this by becoming very active in raising money and awareness for disabilities of all kinds. In his 1996 Democratic National Convention Address, he uses rhetoric to appeal to the audience and persuade many officials to better fund research for cures to disabilities. In his speech, Christopher Reeve uses logos to support his goal of more funding and awareness for a cure. At this time the Americans with Disabilities Act had been in place, but many
They never gave up, even when it seemed that they could not get anything right. They did their best to put their families first and made many sacrifices. Their everyday lives were affected by the losses of loved ones. James came out on top after winning the final match and gained back everything he had lost, while Jurgis learned from his experiences and had only bettered himself by the end of the book. Jurgis did things he knew that were wrong to survive, while James would rather starve then eat a ham stolen by his son.
Delphine took initiative to help them. She became commit to helping the sick and injured.. Delphine loved Noah and just wanted him to make it home safe caring for him until till he was back on his feet. She stood by his side with all of his choices. The Men has such a different experience than the woman. The boys had no choice,but to go to war when they were 16 they had to live with knowing they were going to have to leave.
As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents. Amir lives a childhood full of wanting to please his father. He believes it is his fault for killing his mother and taking Baba’s precious love. Numerous times Amir tries to be the strong and athletic son Baba has always wanted, though each try turns out to be futile. Amir is a poet.
“I 've been running the Terry Fox runs outside of the school for awhile now, even bringing my son along with me since he could walk,” said Ms. Phan, an avid supporter of the run. “People tend to forget about Terry Fox after high school, as if cancer is no longer a problem to them. I believe it is important to maintain the values he has exhibited and continue to support cancer research even after high
Just like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Civil Rights Activist. Because of his Christian beliefs he used nonviolent disobedience to advance his civil rights movements. Despite his many arrests, King never gave up on the rights movement. At the age of twelve he suffered from depression and blamed himself of his grandmother’s death and jumped from a two-story window but he survived. Sometimes painful situations, for example, the death of his grandmother, will make you a stronger person in life and it will motivate you to try to change the world for the better.
In conclusion, Ed Boone loved his son so much that words could not describe it. He didn’t mean to upset Christopher he was just trying to protect him, and to him if it meant lying to his son he took the chance cause one thing I learned about Ed Boone is that he would do anything for his son and everything that happened was because he was scared of losing Christopher and in the end he almost did. However he couldn 't let that happen, Ed was not going to let go years of becoming familiar with and taking care of Christopher and has started restoring his relationship with his
I wanted to find him, and hug him and beg him to forgive me for leaving(217).” He and Rowdy have been friends for a long time and that is because Arnold appreciates him. After all the times they do something wrong to each other, they still stick together. Rowdy has always backed him up and Arnold always works hard to keep them friends. When Arnold moves schools, Rowdy does not respect him. Arnold keeps in contact and then they become back to normal.
The Greatest Canadian: Terry Fox Terry fox was and continues to be an inspiration to many. His Marathon of Hope, raised amazing amounts of awareness and money for cancer research. Today, millions of people from over twenty countries across the globe continue to participate every year in the Terry Fox Run and Terry Fox Funding events to raise money for cancer. Terrance Stanley Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 28, 1958 and grew up in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. He discovered that he had a malignant tumor in his right leg in March 1977 and shortly after had his leg amputated because the infection would quickly spread to the rest of his body (UrbanMoms, 2013).