The story is staged in the South during the hurricane Katrina in 2005. Esch, the only girl in a poor family of five, lives in a run-down house, the Pit, in the rural town of Bois Sauvage, Louisiana. She loses her mother due to birth complications caused by Esch’s youngest brother Junior. Fast-forward seven years later, Esch is 15, and she is already pregnant from a guy she is deeply in love with, who on the other side couldn’t care less about her. Similarly, Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple tells the story of a young girl, Celie, who lives in the early 1900’s in the South.
Gabby (late nicknamed Flying Squirrel) was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, sharing a house with 3 siblings and mom and dad, Timothy Douglas and Natalie Hawkins. Her older sister Arielle started of her career at age six when convincing their mom Natalie to enroll Gabby in gymnastics. By eight years old gabby had won the level four all-around gymnastics title while competing in the 2004 Virginia State Championships. Tragically in 2009 Douglas suffered a fracture to her wrist. Due to her injury she was unable to compete in several events.
Kenny and Claire Sparks are a working-class couple living in Dayton, Texas. The Sparks have been trying to have a child for seven years, when they finally conceive, Claire automatically knows she is having a boy and names him Landon. On October 23rd 1988 when Claire was just six months pregnant when she started bleeding causing Landon to be born ten weeks early and weigh only 3lbs 5oz. Kenny visits Landon before he is airlifted to Hermann hospital when he notices a mass on his spine and know his son will not survive. Kenny is told about the life Landon will have if he survived the 2 pronged surgeries which given the severity of the lesion would be lifeless and bedridden anyway.
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine and narrator, is the female tribute for District 12. She volunteered as tribute for her little sister, Prim who got picked. Kat takes care of her mom and Prim, after her father dies in mine explosion. Katniss is an experienced hunter with great survival skills and her favorite weapon is the bow and arrow. Katniss and Peeta are both victors of the 74th Hunger Games.
Julie’s Journey “On Tuesday August 11th, exactly 3 days before her 39th wedding anniversary, our beloved Julie; wife, mother, and middle school counselor was horrifically shot multiple times during an attempted robbery at an AT&T store in our hometown of Derby, KS. She refused to let herself and other people in the store go into the back room for fear that they would never leave it alive. She sustained multiple gunshot wounds to her right lung and right forearm and had all 4 limbs amputated. Through Julie’s actions no one else was injured.” Julie has used Grit over the last year to be where she is today. What is grit?
“I just remembered while running to the bathroom, the windows all blew in and the second my dad closed the door everything went to grey. No idea how long after that I regained consciousness, but I finally woke up in the rubble of the house and everything was just gone” said by Scott Offerman as he recollects horrific memories of the day his house went up by the Plainfield tornado of 1990. On August 28th, 1990 an F5 tornado had blown through Plainfield, Illinois with no warning or sirens. Scott Offerman’s family wasn’t the only family to lose everything they had that day, hundreds of stories could be told by families as many were affected. After the Plainfield tornado of 1990, many weather researchers had looked into why no sirens or tornado
1861-1863 Epilogue- Isabelle Robertson a young woman her country within the rough time occurring. It's 1862 and war has started on April 12, 1861, and it's been a brutal time for her and her family. Her father, Devin Robertson died in the Battle Of Bull Run as a hero, when he tried to save general Brig.Gen P.G.T Beauregard from a subtle attack but failed and died in the attempt. Not long after her mom, Lucia Robertson found herself in a severe depression and killed herself. Isabelle was left alone with her aunt in a mansion in Dallas, Texas.
In the book The Silent Storm, Alyssa is faced against a wild, rapid hurricane that makes her realize her past and makes her a stronger person. Alyssa in the beginning of the book has conflict with Aunt Melinda, who wants her to live in Houston and leave her home town. Along with all of the stress, the worst tension is the fact that she can’t speak after her mother had died and her father had went missing. When Alyssa was younger she was trapped in a hurricane with both of her parents. Her mother died and her father went missing during this drastic time.
In this movie, Conceived as a marrow donor for her gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald has undergone countless surgeries and medical procedures in her short life. Though their older daughter 's life has no doubt been prolonged, the unorthodox decision of Anna 's parents has cracked the entire family 's foundation. When Anna sues her parents for emancipation, it sets off a court case that threatens to destroy the family for good. Anna Fitzgerald was a designer baby, and her parents used her to try and save the life of her older sister. When it failed her mother who during the entire movie was a pushy pessimist was not happy but eventually she got over it and realized what she was doing to her family.
Hurricane Harvey just turned into a category 5 and it was about to unleash its Impetus on Angletown. Me and my wife Brooke and are toddler Celeb were about to witness something we have never seen before. We would witness a hurricane being the death of 100 people 5:00 am Hurricane Hurley strikes Texas with tremendous “BANG” and takes everyone by surprise. Me and my family went in our closet because that was the safest place to be when the hurricane hit. We waited there while the hurricane brews over.
The limited or possibly contaminated water she drank, and her death from probable exposure. She was just a child trying to reach to her mother so they could start fresh, to having a better life. The three weeks after she died in the Arizona desert, authorities identified the body of a 14 year old girl who had bright green sneakers, hollywood sweatpants and a small pearl bracelet around her wrist. The humanitarian group no more death estimates that over 5,000 immigrant bodies have been found. In the southwest borderlands of the United States and Mexico between 1994 and 2009.
When Robert Kugler 's chocolate labrador, Bella, was diagnosed with cancer last year, he decided to take his best friend on one epic last road trip across the country. (ALL PICTURES: Facebook and Instagram) Robert was told by the doctors that his three-legged Bella(she was amputated to prevent the spread of bone cancer) has lung cancer and has only three to six months to live. When his nine-year-old was diagnosed with advanced osteosarcoma – that had already spread to her legs and her lungs, Rob made sure that everyday was an adventure for the faithful pet. They travelled across states including Detroit, Kentucky and Ohio, checking out the sunset, Niagara Falls, monuments, museums and the Adirondack Mountains in New York. The duo has been travelling together since November and plans to do so until Bella has done everything
Ruthanne returned back the next morning looking very exhausted. She had spent the day helping to calm her cousin the best she could for Emmett’s kidnapping. “That poor boy and his mama. This is plain awful” That 's what she said. Then Two nights later, Emmett was found in the river on August 31, 1955.
The next day was the regional game and Alicia’s mom,a woman who left Alicia two years ago, came to that game. Alicia broke down in tears and Tyra comforted her, even though Alicia has been to her. She helped Alicia up off the ground and then during the game they played as a team not as a one man team. They won the regional and after the game, the team took pictures with the cup. After most everyone left, Tyra told her parents that she overheard the conversation and asked if they were still moving, and they told her that they found a school in England that would deal with her sister, and Tyra was glad that they won.
I just finished the novel “ The Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. The sad story of 16 years old Mattie Gokey working very hard with her father on a farm moved my heart badly. Her mother died because of poverty and cancer, her brother left home afterwards and she had to take care of her three younger sisters while also struggling with money just to make her mom’s wish. She cleaned the house of her Aunt and worked as a waitress too in Glenmore Hotel to save money. It reminded me of my past when I came to U.S in 2011.