Perseverance

By:Danielle Engler

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Description

Leroy's story started out by a pair of railroad tracks. He was walking by them and his backpack got stuck in the tracks. A train was coming by, and all of a sudden he was thrown under the tracks. Both of his legs got stuck in the tracks. All he could remember was staring at the sky and sun not trying to think about what was going on. He was rushed to the hospital where both of his legs got amputated. He tried to go to sleep that night, but every time he tried he was woken by a sound of a train.

Problem/Solution

Leroy's problem is that he is living his life as a double amputee. Dartanyon's problem is that he is living his life legally blind. They both discovered a sport they can do... wrestling. To every match Dartanyon carries Leroy on his back, and out of every match. Although Leroy has no legs he uses his upper body strength to face his opponents. Although Dartanyon can barely see, he can feel the persons body to fight them. Together Leroy and Dartanyon are a team.
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Compare and contrast

Both Leroy and Dartanyon are very similar and different. Leroy's backpack got hooked in the railroad tracks, and his legs got thrown under the tracks. Both of his legs got amputated. He is now living his life as a double amputee. Dartanyon on the other hand has been near sighted is whole life. He is living with a disease that makes him legally blind, and he has no way to cure it. They both have struggles that they can't fix.
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