In memory of Otis, age 77, died in March 19, 2007 In 1929, in a small town, on a kitchen table, my dad Otis came into this world. At age of three, his father Noel died, also his mother, Eula was pregnant with his brother Garland, of the ten children although where were step and half, you wouldn’t know it by meet them. After completing 6th grade, he stays home to support his family on the farm. 50 years of marriage, and also, he had two sons, and two daughters, and in addition to that there were five grandchildren, and three great grandsons, and he provides opportunities for his children graduate from high school, and two of went to college. He built his own house, and repaired the family vehicles, also employed as a tow motor operator for 30 years, after retiring, he also works as a janitor for 11 years at an Elementary School, and he provides help to his friends by putting up hay, also he fills in as a father figure for his nephew and mowing grass, and cut down trees.
Media mogul was born on January 29, 1954 in the town of Kosciusko, Mississippi as Orpah Gail Winfrey ; named after a biblical figure. At a very young age, Oprah faced trouble times while living with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was sexually abused by relatives and family friends and was sworn to silence. This cause Oprah to misbehave, talk back to her mother and run away from home. At the age of thirteen, Oprah became pregnant and within seven months she went into labor and had a son.
Have you ever seen a child with no soul? Due to the kitchen explosion in my home on November 9, 1996, I was forced to grow up in the burn care wing of St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital where I was surrounded by children unrecognizable to their own parents due to the severity of their injuries. I was practically raised in an atmosphere of peers where children and teenagers had already given up any happiness, motivation, or drive to move forward left in them before even reaching puberty. However, stuck in this eternal battle of shame and hate towards myself, the love and dedication provided by my nursing staff was what helped me in accepting myself and my burns and move forward in life confident in myself and my ability to become a happy and successful young woman. Also, thanks to the medical staff of St. Christopher’s I was blessed with many opportunities to travel across America and attend medical conferences and burn camp volunteer camps where I heard other victims, nurses, surgeons, are fireman’s stories about their connection to the cause, how their experiences have impacted them, and how they were able to transform their experience into a positive opportunity to give back and help others.
In order to be confirmed at my church there is a required amount of service hours. Church leaders plan two or three Wednesday night service events so that we could get some of the hours done. It is a nice way to get out of the church to go and help people in the community. Service is done all voluntarily so that no one feels forced to go out and do it. One place in particular that I love going back to is Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).
Emmett Louis Till, nicknamed Bobo, was born on July 25, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois. Till was raised by his single mother, Mamie Till, and never knew his father, due to the couple’s separation and his father’s untimely death by execution. At the age of 5, Emmett caught a severe case of polio but made a full recovery, leaving him with a somewhat noticeable stutter. Growing up, he spent the majority of his days taking care of the house while his mother worked long hours balancing two jobs. He attended the all-black school of McCosh Grammar School.
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.
His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He had an older sister, Sarah, and a younger brother, Thomas, who died at a young age. In 1817, the Lincolns were forced from their homes due to a land dispute. They moved to Indiana and eventually bought land there. Abraham’s mother died when he was nine years old due to milk poisoning.
For the past five years I have attended Mission Arlington with my youth group during spring break. Mission Arlington is a organization that helps the needy and helps to improve the lives of citizens in their community. Every year they host a Rainbow Express where church groups from many different states come together to teach bible stories, memory verses, sing songs, eat snacks and play games at local apartments. Through this the main goal is to spread Christianity by telling people of all ages about Jesus. They also help provide needed materials to members of the community.
I currently participate with my church in Rialto making meals for the homeless and are distribute every Sunday morning. We usually provide meals for about 250 homeless who are aware of our program and expect a meal every week. I also have free piano lessons at my church for children who attend the church and for those who do not. They do not need to be Christians in order to participate, because it is a way to keep children from trouble. After, I graduate I want to provide health care to areas of low resources for people who cannot afford expensive health care benefits.
Personal Statement I come from a large family with relatives from a little ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. Many of which have never made it past grade school. Mainly due to their mother, my grandma, she had fallen very ill. Due to her condition and lack of money my aunts and uncles dropped out of school to work and help pay for her medication and medical expenses. The older siblings had to take care of the younger siblings. Which for the younger generation of the family, my generation, schooling is top priority.
Wyman and Semadre attend the local high school football games and enjoys their ride to and from his school daily. Semadre enjoys quality time with school mates during the after school program he attend which he appreciates his “me” time. Sallie attends Washburn University seeking a degree in the school Master of Social Work Program which provides quality time with Wyman helping with her studies. My mother has been diagnosed with dementia, has limited use of her legs; therefore, she requires a caregiver whom we hired, therefore, the caregiver prepares her breakfast, lunch, clean the house and does the laundry daily. Lastly, we are a Christian family with strong Christian values and beliefs who have roles and
It makes my family and I feel really good about our decision to help someone in need. Every Christmas my church participates in a program called “Operation Christmas Child”, which delivers shoeboxes full of gifts to many children around the world. Many of the congregation choose whether to buy for a girl or boy, or both, and what age group he, she, or they are in. Last year, my parents and I bought for both a boy and a girl, filling shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, and other items. It is amazing to watch videos of children receiving the boxes in the past years and to observe how excited they get.
I am not sure what happened to his dad but when he got out of the army, he put his mom in the nursing home here in Winner. While Roney was in the army he got hit by a truck and was paralyzed. Roney when to a nursing home in Rapid and died there about 4 years ago. A week after he died his mom died in the hospital. There’s so much chaos in my ancestry.