By: Ella Lavacchi
Determination: (n.) firmness of purpose
Amy Purdy & Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
The girls both had a passion for one specific thing. Although those two things were extremely different, they were both very important to these girls. For Amy, it was snowboarding. For Nadja, it was playing the violin. The two girls both went through different experiences of adversity, but they had both lost the thing they loved the most. The girls both had to share the quality of determination to gain their passion back. Another difference is the way that the girls were determined. Amy motivated herself, but Nadja had to be motivated by her close friend. An additional similarity between the girls is that they both persevered in the end and got their passions back.
This picture shows Amy after she was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. She has her snowboard with her, and also, her prosthetic legs.
This picture shows Bethany after she lost her arm to a shark. She has her surf board with her, showing that she still surfs.
This picture shows Nadja after she had quit the violin. She holds her violin, showing that she had persevered through her hardship, and still plays.
Kristen Jane Anderson
Lily with her cousins and grandparents on a Disney Cruise.
Lily with her parents, brother, cousins, and aunt and uncle on Easter.
Lily and her cousin at their grandparents lake house.