A Mother, a Doctor, a Hero
By: Sarah Snyder
Introducing....... My HERO!
There are about 4.3 million doctors in the world today and one on them happens to be my mom. She sets positive examples every single day. She followed the path of her father and her ambitions to eventually become a physician and went through twenty-four long years of school to achieve that goal. She works to her full potential every single day and takes equally good care of her daughters. Listen as she tells her story leading to the achievement of her dreams.
After 24 hard years of school she graduated when her dad presented her with her diploma.
Hard at work
She spends her days doing what she can to help patients.
Balances out her important career and still spends a lot of time with family!
(At Botanic Gardens)
Since I was little we always loved taking hikes with my mom (Picture in Wisconsin)
Skiing in Montreal, Canada
She loves to travel! (Me, my mom and my sister in Sienna, Italy)
A man soars high in the sky wearing a cape that flows in the wind. This is
likely what you picture when you hear the word "hero" but a real hero is much more than a comic book character who saves people from an "evil villain." Real life heroes are all around you. You may pass one in a grocery store or on the street while walking your dog. They go far beyond being admired for great or brave acts like physically saving lives and protecting a country. Heroes are selfless people who help others in any way that they possibly can, and people who set positive examples for anyone and everyone who is watching. But not all heroes wear capes.
A young girl named Malala once said, "I shall raise my voice, if I didn't do it, who would?" Malala Yousafzai is a hero in my eyes and others’ as well. She stood up against the Taliban which is hard for anyone to do, let alone a child who is also a girl. She was shot by the Taliban and survived which allowed her to go on and eventually win the Nobel Peace Prize. A hero is someone who helps others every chance they get and sets positive examples for anyone who is watching. Malala clearly is a role model for children and adults all around the world and helps everyone she can, in anyway that she can, which is exactly what heroes do.
Think of the most stressful situation that you have experienced in your lifetime, then multiply that times ten. That amount of stress is what doctors face in their everyday lives. So many factors day to day can provoke stress, but doctors have a countless number of those factors. Tedious and long school experiences to the social expectation that they face in and outside of the their office every day can have major impact. That being said, doctors have a high stress career which can have a negative effect on patient care-- this needs to change now.