Determination

By: Ishan Iyer

Conner and Cayden Long (Problem and Solution)

Conner and Cayden Long are brothers who try to bond with each other. Cayden who is 7 years old was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy. He is non-verbal and has a little mobility. Conner who is 9 years old bonds with Cayden. He rides his bike and attaches a seat behind him so Cayden can tag along when he goes on bike rides. The two boys were the Sports Illustrated Sports Kids of the Year. In a marathon Conner pulled Cayden along while he rode his bike. They finished the race together and they took 43 minutes. They bonded and they were like best friends and Conner was determined to help Cayden in anyway possible.
Sports Illustrated Kids 2012 SportsKids of the Year: Conner and Cayden Long (OFFICIAL)
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Nelson Mandela: Determination to gain Equality for Blacks in South Africa (Cause and Effect)

"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."- Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was determined to end apartheid in South Africa in the 20th Century. He went to prison for 27 years and when he came back he was stronger and was ready to end apartheid. The cause of this was he was trying to free the blacks from doing all the work. The effect of that was being imprisoned for 27 years. He plotted his plan in his time in prison to help free the black slaves from slavery. He was apart of the African National Congress (ANC). He and the others apart of the group helped free the blacks in 1994. His goal to gain equality finally came true after he proved to the white government that the blacks deserved to be treated the same as the whites.
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J.K. Rowling: Determination (Sequence/Process)

J.K. Rowling also known as Joanne Rowling is a best-selling authors. She is known for writing a best-selling book, The Harry Potter Series. This was a seven book series of a wizard, Harry Potter and his time at Hogwarts Witchcraft and Wizardry School. She started writing her the Harry Potter Series in 1990. After being rejected for 4 years, the editors finally took it in and approved it was by them. J.K. Rowling was afraid that people wouldn't buy her books so she changed her name. She was determined to get her book published even though she got rejected 4 times. She determined all the way through and became famous after the series was closed with her 7th book. That is why it is a best-selling book to this day.
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Catching Kayla: Determination to Run (Compare&Contrast)

Kayla Montgomery is a high school girl who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MA) when she was 14. She loved track but there was one problem... After she ran long races she couldn't feel her legs and other runners thought it was cheating because it was an advantage. I can compare her to Usain Bolt because he doesn't have any disabilities, he is a runner without any diseases. I can compare Kayla to Oscar Pistorius because he has two prosthetic legs and competes in the regular men races. Kayla is just like him because even though she has MS she still gives her best shot.
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