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Lizzie Velasquez and Brittany's Comparison of Insecurities Caused by Bullies
Brittany has been fighting bullying since she changed schools. Brittany faces more challenges with bullies and herself then many people you know. Each day that passes brings another challenge her way. Hearing about what Brittany goes through gives us an understanding about how strong she really is on top of hearing her dad has cancer. Brittany mostly gets bullied because of her actions. This causes her to falter. Groups of boys often gather around Brittany and make fun of her. This causes her to feel insecure. They torment her through false rumors about how she kissed a boy. Brittany acts like these hurtful comments don't bother her, hoping they will stop and because she doesn't argue back, some people believe the boys. Deep down Brittany is torn apart by this. Tessa tries harder and harder each day to ignore them but now she acts and feels like she isn't good enough. Brittany is brought down by others day by day and gets worse each day that goes by. Just when she gains some confidence, it happens again , and again, and again. It seems the less she says back to the bullies the worse it gets.
Both of the girls, Lizzie and Brittany, face some of the same insecurities and adversities. Lizzie and Brittany get treated the same,which neither of them should ever be treated like this, but they do. Brittany gets bullied often because of her appearance and so does Lizzie. They both face the same challenges. Just like Brittany, Lizzie gets made fun of her actions too. When Lizzie made her own youtube videos she was made fun of and was called unbearable words. Brittany and Lizzie's situations are similar even though they are different people. Both girls carry on their lives despite the bullies because they know life can sometimes not go the way they wish because of the bullies that disrupt them and their everyday life.
Bethany Hamilton's Sequence of Her Life From Failure to Success
Dereck Rose's Problems Add up to Him Being Successful
Derrick Rose had some of the hardest times, but soon he found ways to end the bad times and overcome them to turn them into good times. When Derrick Rose was younger he didn't have a successful life nor did be appreciate it, he shared. Derrick Rose grew up in Englewood, IL, downtown Chicago. He stated "he didn't appreciate where he lived or his family". It's sad hearing that he didn't appreciate his family when those were the only people that would be capable of helping him through the hard times but chose not to. It was also hard for Derrick because he only grew up with his siblings and his Mom. Derrick didn't have a Dad during his young life and also he still doesn't. His Mom didn't care about him as much as she did for his other siblings. Derrick's Mom didn't care to teach Derrick anything, for example, manners, and even everyday skills. Since he wasn't taught any good skills because his Mom didn't care about him and in the absence of a Dad, he started to assume that nothing was possible at that point because there wasn't anyone to support him. Derrick thought that he should stop trying to achieve his dream. He thought there wasn't enough money for him to go to college and play as a professional. This brought Derrick to tears, as he explained. As mentioned, he wanted to carry on and never wanted to yield, he wanted to keep fighting for what he wanted and didn't want to give up. He wanted to carry on a career of basketball and was always practicing everyday because he had faith in himself and was eager to persue his lifelong goal. Soon, Derrick went to college and was able to continue to play basketball with his college team. He didn't think he would be able to continue a journey of the one sport he loved. Derrick thought everyone else was better than him.
Derrick soon suprised himself tremendously because he was offered to play on a team in the NBA. He knew accepting the offer would allow him to follow his dreams. Dereck accepted the offer to play on a team and began practicing and thought that the only way he got himself there was because he didn't give up and he kept on practicing his favorite sport. Derrick Rose shows true inspiration. He went through rough times when he was younger that brought him down but managed a way to get through them. Derrick inspires so many people because he overcame his rough situations. He shows how anything can be possible if you continue to fight for what you love and who you want to be in the future. Also not letting anything get to you by what people say to you or how people treat you should not allow you to give up on your goals in life, just like Derrick persevered through his life.
When Derrick and his team, Chicago Bulls won a trophy for a game they came in first place.
Derrick home place, Chicago IL
Derrick trying to show what represents him as being a kid. He wants to show that being a kid at the time doesn't change how persevere through obstacles.
Derrick on the Chicago Bulls
Derrick showing how he plays basketball with the Chicago Bulls, and being known as the best player on the team.
Derrick home place, Chicago IL
Kayla Montgomery's War Through the Effects of Her Disease
Kayla Montgomery has been battling a disease called M.S. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that can cause damage to your nerves and cause you to not be able to walk. Kayla had been affected badly from this horrific disease. When Kayla was younger and growing up she was a dedicated runner. There was a day when she knew something had happened that was wrong. She had been diagnosed with M.S. The doctors didn't know the cause of the M.S, but they did know that she wouldn't be able to run anymore. She thought she wouldn't be able to overcome this adversity. Hearing this news would have made me devastated especially hearing it from a doctor. Kayla thought that she wouldn't be able to continue her running in school meets, especially in her junior and senior year of high school. Kayla had a coach that helped her with everything that she thought she couldn't do. Her coach was the person who had faith in her. Kayla was one of the best runners on her team and didn't want that to end.
Kayla heard the news that she had M.S, and slowly began losing faith in herself. Kayla knew the side affects of M.S and for sure thought it's not possible to run anymore. With M.S it limits what you can do usually, but in Kayla's case it didn't for her. Kayla kept fighting for her dreams and for what she wanted to do. The race that Kayla was signed up for was shortly after she got diagnosed. Kayla continued to race but realized that her side affects were quite bad. Even though she knew they were bad she still wanted to venture out even when she knew it was dangerous for her situation, going numb and having your nerves not be able to work. Whenever Kayla would run for a good amount of time at a fast speed Kayla's legs would go numb, but she would still be running. Her coach realized that it would be a huge help to Kayla by assisting her at the end of the race and catching her. Kayla's coach had helped her the whole junior and senior year of high school. Believe it or not, Kayla came in first even with this heart breaking disease. Kayla shows such a powerful attitude towards her goals and meets. She shows how eager she is to fight and to continue her journey no matter what doctors say and how badly her disease affects her.
Kayla persevering through her race. Also in first place at the finish line.
Determination is the key to success
Kayla's coach helping her just like he promised. He's helping her get back on track from the moment she blacked out at the end of the high school race.
Coaches can be hero's
Her coach waiting for her to finish at the finish line and ready to help her accomplish her goal, coming in first place.
Determination is the key to success
Noah Galloway's Description of a Massive Tragedy
Work Cited for Newsletter
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-"Derrick Rose." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 2015. Web. 30 May 2015.- ( http://www.biography.com/people/derrick-rose-21320005 )
-"Despite MS, Kayla Montgomery Keeps Running." Runner's World. N.p., 07 Mar. 2014. Web. 30 May 2015. - ( http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/despite-ms-kayla-montgomery-keeps-running )
- "GALLERY." Bethany Hamilton. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2015. - ( under- Bethany’s story) - ( http://www.soulsurfer.com/story.html )
-Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, n.d. Web. 30 May 2015. -( http://www.latimes.com )
-"Refusing to Quit, Disabled Veteran Aims to Inspire Others - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 30 May 2015. -( http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/30/us/iyw-noah-galloway/ )