By: Brooke Maimon
What does perseverance mean to me?
Eric Legrand- description
Carry on- Compare and contrast
Dartanyon and Leroy were stars of a ESPN article called carry on which told their inspiring life stories. Leroy Sutton’s and Dartanyon Crockett have had adversities, both similar and different throughout their lives. They both were persistence through their life. They both didn’t have a normal childhood. When Dartanyon Crockett was a little boy, his mother passed away from aneurysm and his father was an alcoholic. Because of this, Dartanyon was basically homeless. He had to move around a lot because they didn’t have a lot of money to pay for the house. Compared to Dartanyon, Leroy lived with his grandparents because his mother was a drug addict and his father went to jail. Leroy and Dartanyon both have disabilities but they were different. Leroy got hit by a train and lost both of his legs. He rides on Dartanyons back because the school doesn’t have an elevator. Although, Dartanyon was legally blind. Dartanyon was born with Leber’s disease. He can just barely make out facial features when people are just five feet away. Despite their disabilities, they both played on their high school wrestling team. Dartanyon was the strongest on the team, while Leroy was just average. Both of them being on the same team helped them to bond even more. After high school, both Dartanyon and Leroy graduated. Although, they graduated with different dreams. Leroy went to college to study video game designs and Dartanyon found an interest in the sport judo. In the future, Leroy has become a father and graduated college in 2013. Dartanyon went to the Paralympics in 2012 and won a bronze medal. Both of them have many similarities and many differences but all of those bring them closer together.
Stephen Carnell was a horrible student in school. First of all he couldn’t read. When all of the kids were moving on to other grades he kept being held back. The teachers hated him so much that they flunked him. Eventually, they kicked him out. Later in life, he found out that he had dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability. People with dyslexia were often labeled with hurtful words for example stupid and slow. Stephen graduated high school but at the bottom of his class. He got a football scholarship to go to the University of Oregon but he lost it later because he didn’t have good grades. Before he got kicked out, he met Ralph Salisbury who was a writing professor. He taught Stephen how to write creatively. This is when Stephen decided he wanted to become an author. After that, he sold a script to the television show Adam 12. In the end, he has created or co-created more shows than anyone in T.V. history!
Dartannyon and Leroy
These two guys have gone through many adversities in their lives but they always stuck together to get through the hard times.
She has inspired so many people and she had to deal with hardships in her life.
He had to persevere to break the color barrier in baseball.