Disabilities With Determination
By Jessica Colella
Amy Purdy and Bethany Hamilton, Different People, but Both Determined.
Even if Amy Purdy and Bethany Hamilton have many similarities, they also have many differences. They differ because Amy got her body parts removed surgically because of a disease, but Bethany's body part got eaten off by a tiger shark. Also, Amy lost both of her legs below the knee, but Bethany lost only her whole left arm, not both. One last difference is that Amy was determined to keep snowboarding, but Bethany was determined to keep surfing.
Overall, even if these two girls aren't exactly the same, they are both inspirational role models and are very determined to do what they love even if adversities get in the way. They are both disabled in different ways, but they are equally determined. To conclude, Amy Purdy and Bethany Hamilton are alike in many ways, but also differ.
Amy Purdy's Way to Success.
Kayla Montgomery's Solution to Following her Dreams.
To try to solve this problem, she still wanted to participate in sports, so she started cross country so when running she didn't have to stop until she was at the finish line, unlike soccer when you need to control your running. She didn't want to give up and she was determined to run. After she ran, her coach would catch her and let her legs cool down so she could run again instead of letting her try to stop on her own with her numb legs.
Bethany Hamilton's Goes Through a Terrible Experience, But Still Determined.
After this incident, this caused Bethany to end her career as a rising surfer star. Bethany loved to surf, and the attack made her realize that she wanted to be determined, so a month after the attack, she returned to the water. A little over a year later, she was so hardworking and determined that Bethany won her first National title. In 2007, their was an autobiography written about her and a film in 2011 called "Soul Surfer". None of this could have occurred in her life if this terrible, but life changing shark attack experience didn't make her determined to pursue her dreams.
Lizzie Velasquez Determined to Stay Happy.
Lizzie was born on March 13, 1989. She was born premature and she was 2 pounds and 11 ounces. Lizzie was bullied in school for looking the way she does. As a teenager, she found a video of herself on youtube being called "The Worlds Ugliest Woman".
Lizzie is now a motivational speaker and an inspiration to many. People see her as determined because she just ignored the bullies and became an anti-bullying activist. You can find Lizzie on TEDx talk which is multi-millon viewed.
How Do YOU Define Yourself Lizzie Velasquez at TEDxAustinWomen
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