The Road to Perseverance

Kristen Park

What is Perseverance?

Perseverance can be defined in many ways, but it means to push through, stay positive and have determination to never give up in order to reach your goal.

Description of Paul Smith, The Typewriter Artist

Paul Smith is someone with a severe case of spastic cerebral palsy that affects his speech, mobility, and motor coordination. Opportunities for Paul was very limited. He faced other people judging him or thinking of him as a person who can't really do many things. At age 16, he finally learned to speak and that was a great triumph for him. He loved and wanted to do art but with his disease, it was very hard for him to grasp pen and pencils. To make it easier, he mastered making art on a typewriter.

He was very humble and never bragged. He didn't want to show off his artwork so he hung them on the hospital hallways. He was very kind and when he passed away, he left people awestruck and inspired by his artwork and his dedication to it.

The picture on the right is a picture of Paul Smith and his typewriter that he uses to make art.

Compare and Contrast Jackie Robinson and Paul Smith

This is a picture of Jackie Robinson during his baseball years.
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Cause/Effect of Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill, a college basketball player with terminal brain cancer, raises money to help other people with the same disease and continues to play basketball even though she knows she only has a short period of time to live. She is always positive about everything and is determined to reach her goal. Many people were inspired by her and looked up to her. They also supported her a lot on this. As a result, Lauren encouraged many other people to persevere and overcome their own adversity.

The picture on the right is a picture of Lauren Hill during her time of illness with her brain cancer and she is holding up a sign that tells people to never give up.

Chronological order of Carry On Video

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This is a picture of Leroy on the left, and Dartanyon on the right and in the middle is Lisa Fenn who supported Leroy and Dartanyon throughout their life.

Problem and Solution Tom Monaghan

During Toms pizza business, he had many adversities from getting bankrupted and his partnership breaking apart. But he stayed optimistic and had resolve in his business. He hired more people to work with him so he could triumph in his business. He kept going in debt but he paid off every penny he owed. He was even more determined to be successful. When Domino's first franchise opened, Tom was only focused on growing and helping the business. Domino's almost went bankrupt again because of financial problem so Tom started looking for a merging partner who would see the company's potential. In the end, Domino's pizza business was very popular and everyone liked it.

The picture on the left is a picture of Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza.

What can we learn from the perseverance of others in order to overcome adversity in today's world?

We can learn from others that everyone goes through hardships during their life and people need to stay positive and determined throughout. We should never stop trying and keep getting up to overcome adversity so that we can reach our goals. You shouldn't give up no matter what.

This picture is a quote about perseverance and adversity.