Against all odds
By: Ryan Jasek
First in 1963 Michael Jordan was born. Second in 1978 Michael Jordan tried out for his high school varsity team and he only made the junior varsity team, he was so upset that he only made it on junior varsity. Third in 1981 Michael Jordan was enrolled at the University of North Carolina, and he was eventually an important member of the basketball team. After that in 1982 he and his team won the NCAA championships. Then in 1984 Michael Jordan was appeared in the Olympic games. Meanwhile he finished his bachelor's degree in 1985 and continued playing basketball. No longer after Jordan helped the US team bring back a gold medal in 1992, Prior to winning their third NBA championship. During the 1992-93 season his father James Jordan was shot during a robbery of 2 teenagers. Shortly after that Michael Jordan retired. Then Michael came back to the court in 1995 to win another championship. After that in 2006 he got married to Juanita Vanoy. Shortly after in December 2006 Jordan got in divorce with his wife Juanita Vanoy.
Nick Vujicic and Bethany Hamiltion
Nick Vujicic, a man that was born with no arms and legs, and Bethany Hamilton, a woman that lost her arms in a surfing accident with a shark are both different and alike in many ways. Some ways that Nick and Bethany similar to each other is they both lost some limb on their body. They are also both alike because they both have to face many difficult challenges in their lives. Some ways that Nick had to face challenges was he had to deal with the kids at his school making fun of him because he had no arms or legs. Also he had to face more challenges like being depressed because he looks different than the other kids in his school, lastly he would falter a lot because he had no legs or arms to catch himself. On the other hand Bethany had to face many challenges too, like losing her left arm to a tiger shark at age thirteen. Today Nick and Bethany are pulling off stunts that are really cool. One thing that Nick did was he goes and speaks up to other children throughout the world. Bethany today still surfs the waves. These two people are both different and alike in so many ways.
Anthony Robles and Jim MacLaren
Jessica cox is a woman that was born with a rare birth defect and was born with no arms. She is a courageous woman that can accomplish being the first woman to fly a plane with no arms. She was a very resilient person because she had to take three years instead of 6 months to get her flying license. When she was getting her flying license she had to be really brave.