Louis Zamperini & FDR
Madison Conn Ashley Hensel Natalie McKinstry
Louis Early Life
Born into a Italian immigrant parents in Olean, NY. Louis grew up in Torrance, California, and ran track for Torrance High School and it revealed that he had a strong passion for long-distance running. Running a 4 minutes 21.2 second mile he set the National High School Record. His ability got the attention of University of Southern California, and earning a scholarship, to be apart of the school.
Accomplishments of Louis
His story of survival was featured in the 2010 best-selling book “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, and later turned into a movie “Unbroken” released in November of 2014.
Qualified for the Berlin Olympics Games at the age of 19, he then went on to place 8th at the 1936 Olympic Games 5000m in 14:46.8 with a sub-60 second final lap.
Survived through being a prisoner of war, during World War ll in a POW Japanese camp.
Overcame PTSD, in the processes did things that people wouldn't have dreamed of doing, forgiving the people who harmed him in any way through Christ, and went on to live a happy life.
Took his life story and the struggles of it to benefit people.
Quotes of Louis Zamperini
“All i want to tell young people is that you’re not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are willing to make the sacrifice.”~Louis Zamperini
"Where there's still life, there's still hope."~Louis Zamperini
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin's Early Life
In 1921 While vacationing in Campobello Island New Brunswick Roosevelt contracted Poliomyelitis or more commonly known as polio. It restricted the use of limbs from the waist down. Franklin tried everything to help it he tried a hot spring which didn't cure it, but he liked it so much he bought the hot spring and made a polio therapy center. During this time period any diseases or sicknesses are seen a weakness and during this time america was very weak and he didn't want to be perceived as weak so he made sure the paparazzi didn't take pics of him and he used podiums, walking sticks, his officers, and leg braces to help him stand he projected himself as strong even though he was failing he kept the nation together in a time of distress and failure and created a force not to be reckoned with.
Quotes to describe Franklin
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" -FDR