The Road To Perseverance

By: Avery Merkle


“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.” ― Winston S. Churchill. Giving it your all and doing the best you can, is great, but when you work a little harder and do what is required, you do better. There is so many people that gave their all and might have given up. But they thought about what would happen if they did what is required, and they took one more step to succeed.

The Unwanted Child

In "Chinese Cinderella"Adeline has a tough time with her family, and their hate towards her. Adeline’s family considers her to be bad luck because her mother passed away giving birth to her. No one ever paid any attention to her. She struggles to gain acceptance from her siblings and parents. It all starts when her father married a combative woman. She doesn’t treat anyone of her stepkids with respect, she only loves her own children. Adeline had the hardest time with Niang, her stepmother. Niang took Adeline to two different orphanages. No one came to get her from the orphanages. But in the end it was all worth it, being resilient pays off. She got to go home to see her dad, and he let her go to England with her older brother.

The Surgeon with Feet as Hands!

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Brain Cancer won't stop her

Lauren Hill got DIPG and the doctors told her that she had only until December to live. It was a huge problem. Instead of yielding, she persevered and did what she can to get through this. Family and friends thought of one solution, help her, keep her safe, but she had a different plan. She was more concerned about others than herself. Instead of thinking one solution for herself, she thought of one for people like her. She started an organization called layup4lauren, to raise awareness and money for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. It's a non-profit organization dedicated to helping childhood cancer. She stuck to her conviction and her awareness went far. She has helped so many people, she solved a lot of their problems.

The Wrestler with No Legs

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A President and A Baseball player

Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Robinson are a like in many ways. They both fought for their own, and others civil rights. They are both ambitious and inspirational, so many people look up to them. Eleanor became Franklins' "eyes and ears" after he became paralyzed. She helped the colored without jobs work. She got to travel the country after she became president. After Jackie was recruited to the Dodgers he also got to travel around the country to play multiple baseball teams. As he traveled he got dirty looks and mean words thrown at him because he is black. Eleanor and Jackie fought for black rights. They inspired so many people, they made such a huge impact on America then, and today!


“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” - John Quincy Adams. Through all of your adversities in life, you have to persevere. When you persevere your obstacles seem to disappear. You have to be fearless, you can't be afraid to be eloquent and forceful.