Billions of dollars are spent making sure, severely mentally ill offenders can be treated. Billions of dollars have been spent making sure prison psychologists and psychiatrists have private offices to treat their inmate patients. Billions have been spent on individual cells for inmates near nurse’s station. Billions of dollars have been spent attempting to reduce overcrowding, and to improve health care in its prisons. What’s interesting about this entire ordeal, is the fact that my daughter is in the 11th grade, and every year she has been in high school she has had printed copies of chapters from the school textbooks.
This past June, I volunteered with an organization called Mud Hero. Mud Hero is an organization that promotes fitness while raising funds for cancer charities. I’m an athletic person, so I decided to volunteer for this organization. My role was called Hydration Station, where I handed out water to those who were running the course. I also continuously switched out the larger jugs of water for full ones.
Participants are required to obtain a minimum of ninety hours in a healthcare environment. I spent numerous hours wrapping, stretching, and icing athletes before and after practices and games under the supervision of the school athletic trainer. Before the end of my first year in the program, I was encouraged to apply to be a volunteer at the Baton Rouge General Hospital. That summer, I worked for a few hours every Wednesday in the oncology department. Even though the job merely entailed answering phone calls and bringing ice water to patients, I thoroughly enjoyed what I was doing.
I chose to undertake this role to honor all of who have touched my heart, as well as everyone who has battled cancer. The role of event chair entitles me to completely organize, our entire event from scratch, to opt for the most successful Relay for Life event of the year. As of now, my event has raised twenty one percent of our goal, and it only increases, with each day. This experience has been extremely rewarding,
“If it were that easy to reroute peoples’ life path, we should be doing it all the time for everyone” (Alexander) Alexander and Entwisle considers his students as, “urban disadvantaged”. He knew that keeping track of them was going to be one of the hardest thing. By the fifth grade, the children had scattered into the city’s 105 public elementary schools. They kept track of the students by their report cards and semiannual and then yearly interviews through high schools. Alexander and Entwisle wrote over 20 articles about each findings and the students.
Approximately 100,000 children die of cancer before the age of 15 in the world every day. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, roughly 80% of children with cancer in high-income countries, such as the United States, survive. With that in mind, we must be thankful for the facilities we have close to home, such as Children’s Mercy Hospital. My mother has worked for Children’s Mercy for nine years, and it has been a huge blessing to hear about all of the wonderful things that Children’s Mercy does for our community. As a result of Children’s Mercy being a not for profit hospital, their funding must come from sources outside of their patients.
He had already lost his mother, father, step-father and his aunt to cancer and that motivated him very much. Everybody doubted his ability to climb Everest, but that didn’t stop him. He went through five years of training and needed about that much time to raise the funds. In addition to money going towards the trip, he raised money for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia. Unfortunately this attempt , he didn’t succeed.
Our Bethel (chapter) has presented several HIKE checks to kids in need. I have personally set up and planned fundraisers for this cause. Once, I asked all my friends and family to save up their aluminum cans for a few months to be recycled. We collected over 200 dollars, though I never wanted to look at another aluminum can again. The mother that received the next check was almost in tears.
It was stage four bone cancer. The patient, Father Peter Pham, was from Vietnam but came to the United States in hopes of receiving free cancer treatment from a New York hospital. To his disappointment, the hospital had already given its monthly pro bono case to another patient. So, while waiting for the next available opening, he journeyed to Georgia where he had acquaintances. Father Peter visit marred with pain.
In 2006 I moved to California with my parents, to pursue the American Dream that was dreamed by every foreigner It was seen as a great way to escape the danger and poverty we faced everyday in Peru. When we finally got here, the american dream was a myth, and working hard barely got you anywhere. Since day 1 both my parents have worked more than 40 hours a week to get food on the table, and the table back in Peru. They both support their parents and siblings financially, meaning there is no aid for me here. I wake up to do everything by myself, cook, clean, go to school, and especially homework.
When I first came to America I had to have 8 surgeries and spent 6 months in a wheel chair but this was done to remove a potential cancerous birthmark covering my entire lower leg. In china, surgery was not possible. I also was able to play sports and go to school in America. Most importantly, I got to be part of a family that loves me. In china,
Change in aspects related to my family, our savings, and more importantly—myself. With Autism came the divorce of my parents, them getting married to new people, and now having four grandmothers instead of two. With Autism came all the college funds and life savings going straight to my brother in speech classes and a special school for Autistic children that my mother would drive 30 minutes everyday to. With Autism came the change in me, the change in my personality and ability to have empathy and kindness towards others. With Autism I grew, and with Autism I learned more about the harsh and beautiful reality of the world.
In actuality, those who are not vaccinated for any contagious disease, pose a threat to the general health of the citizens of United States, as well as bringing back previously eradicated diseases. Rhett Krawitt, a 6 year-old cancer fighter, and survivor, battled cancer for more than four years and has recently been has been declared cancer free, but for another problem recently became apparent. During his treatment, Rhett was unable to return to school; his immune system had been greatly weakened by the destructive means of chemotherapy and other treatments. Although Rhett is now cured, returning to school poses a large threat to his health and even his life. Due to the condition of his immune system, Rhett and his family believe it’s unsafe to vaccinate him.
3.5 million kids 14 and under just in the U.S. are injured by sports a year (according to Stanford Children 's Health). Coaches are also known for making athletes go to the doctors during school so that they don’t miss any time during practice. This means that the parents are putting their child behind in school for sports! That even though the doctors and school is much more important, sports come first. (This according to the New York Times).