From Lawyer to Baker

Ellie

Betsy Weil

My Hero.

Capes. Comic books. Flying through pages. This is most likely what you think of when you hear the word hero. However Betsy Weil, my hero, is not a stereotypical superhero. Betsy Weil, is not only an amazing mother, but she also inspires others to follow their dreams. She went to DePaul University Collage of Law, and was a lawyer for six years. However, this was not the dream job for her. She stopped being a lawyer to be a stay at home mom for many years. This was until she decided to follow her dream, and own a bakery for all to enjoy. This is only one of the many reasons why my mother, Betsy Weil, is my hero.


Explore this website in order to better understand my heroes, and what a true hero is.

Dedication video

Someone without a cape.

Hero.

Hero. “A person, typically a man who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” Dictionary.com. Depict a hero. A strong, brave person with a coordinated cape and logo soaring through 2D, lifeless paper. A superhero, the icon of most of our childhoods. The harsh reality of this compelling character is just that. A character. A true hero on the other hand, is an everyday person. Someone who isn’t necessarily a man with exceptional strength, a cape and a logo. A true hero is someone who persevered through an exhausting, relentless experience and was made better for it, and guides you to be the best version of yourself.

A hero is someone who fought through life with cancer, and eventually beat it for the better. Imagine your next door neighbor going from the awesome person you knew to a medically consumed individual pushing for life for one more day. Consider the hours of treatment, and long painful nights sitting in a hospital bed. Envision being in a constant battle where the outcome is a roll of a dice. What if however, she won the battle. After fighting through hard years of treatment to get to the place where she can be labeled “healthy.” That’s a true hero. She fought long and hard for a small but big reward. She worked through it, and is better for it.

A hero is a teacher. A school teacher. A coach. A role model. This person wakes up every day with the intention of helping you learn and prosper. They plan lessons, activities, and devote their time to making sure you learn. If you do something wrong, they help you through it. If you aren't trying hard enough or think for once you aren't being challenged, they go above and beyond to make sure you are. They form connections with you, and know your skills. These are true heros. They go above and beyond for someone that just months before was a stranger. They do so just for your own benefit. Those acts of selflessness are what makes these teachers and coaches true heros.

Heros. They’re all around us. Not on our bookshelf, not in our imaginations, but in our hearts. Heroes are people with a kind heart. People that you see in your day to day life, and not necessarily think of as a hero. A hero is not someone with a glistening cape. A hero is someone very special. In my opinion heros are different for everyone. My personal hero is different from your hero and the person down the street’s hero. But it’s important to remember that we all have a hero.

Learning from my hero. Part 2

My mom has always encouraged me to try new things, and if something interests me to try it. We used to watch this T.V. show together, “Switched at Birth.” On the show, ASL is a big part of the way the characters communicate. We both thought this was the coolest thing we have ever seen. Therefore, ASL connects to my hero, my mom, because I discovered it while watching a T.V. show with her. I chose ASL as my research topic because I think it is so interesting and cool that I would someday like to learn how to do. I chose to research the history of it to get a better idea of what exactly ASL is. In addition, I learned many signs while in the process of making my project. Therefore, that is why I choose ASL as my research topic.

Research...FUN!

Works Cited

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“American Sign Language: Past, Present and Future.” Life Print. Ed. Jacob Lewis. N.p., 28 Apr. 2003. Web. 2 Mar. 2016. <http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/history3.htm>.

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“Walt Disney.” Business Leader Profiles for Students. Ed. Sheila Dow and Jaime E. Noce. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1999. Biography in Context. Web. 7 Feb. 2016.

“Walter Elias Disney.” Entrepreneur 2016: n. pag. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. <http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/197528>.