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It's Time for Perseverance! ~Rahael J.
Introduction~ What is Perseverence?
Compare & Contrast
Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton were documented on the ESPN “Carry On” video that talks about their adversities in life with an inspiring story. Dartanyon and Leroy have both faced many tribulations and hardships, but have persevered diligently to get rid of them. The brothers have faced many similarities but faced many differences too. They both faced tough childhoods. Dartanyons mother died when he was at the age of eight, and his father was a drug addict, while Leroy's father was in jail. After Leroy’s train incident his mother became a drug addict then disappeared.
They both have different disabilities. Dartanyon was born with a degenerative disease (Optic Atrophy) which makes him legally blind. Leroy was in a train accident, and became a double amputee.
They both met each other in their high-school wrestling team and realized that they have a special bond. They became really close friends, and eventually were known as the brothers who work together hand in hand.
Lisa Fenn an ESPN producer helped Dartanyon and Leroy get a better future. She stepped in as a second mother for both of them and helped them pass high school successfully. Lisa raised awareness for both men for money for paying their college tuition and succeeded creating a fundraiser.Both Dartanyon and Leroy went to college, but they both had different interests. Leroy moved to Arizona to study video game design at Collins College, while Dartanyon became a Bronze Medal champion in the 2012 Paralympic team in London for Judo. Both of them are proud fathers now, and even if they have different paths, they will both be together forever.
Cause & Effect
Eric LeGrand, was once a strong Rutgers defensive linebacker, who had gotten a severe injury which caused him to be a paralysis facing many effects. As a result, this severe injury has affected LeGrand to become a more strong person that many people never knew of. He had to persevere through this new hardship. Because of this injury, another effect LeGrand had was that he broke his outer football shell, he showed the whole world his true self. He also finished school and he is now pursuing his career as a Rutger Football Radio Broadcaster. Another major effect LeGrande developed throughout the journey of himself healing from his injury was that he became more strong and powerful. He stated that you have to “Embrace your support system and be thankful, However, I am luckier than most to have an incredible team of supporters by my side.” He had to be thankful for all the supporters out there which made him stronger. Even though it was hard to accept that his life would never be the “same,” he will still persevere.