Perseverance Will Last A Life Time
by: Dylan Formento
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. He was the first African American major league baseball player. He took in a lot of racial comments and a lot of cheap play on the field. Jackie had the mental toughness and the physical toughness to fight through all of that. Therefor he made it allowed for african americans to play baseball. But did he really change change anything in today's world? But just 8.3 percent of players on opening day rosters in 2013 were African-American just 8.3%! That isn't a lot and that was in 2013 just 2 years ago! In the NFL of the coaches there are only 6% that are african american. All the rest of the coaches are white. This shows that not much has really changed for African americans. Now you tell me do you think anything has changed?
Robby Novak is best known as kid president who has a rare bone disease.He has a condition called Osteogenesis. Osteogenesis is a disease where the persons bones are extremely vulnerable to being broken. Robby has over 70 bone breaks. Robby and his sister ran into each other on bikes and robby’s sister Lexi got a broken leg and her brother also got hurt. Despite these adversities, he remains a normal kid who want’s the world to be awesome.Despite his disease he doesn't mind his disease he still does all the normal things any other kid could do. He also became a very famous youtuber named Kid President. Kid President (Robbie) once said “the time to be awesome in now” this means to make the world a cooler place to treat everyone the same no matter who they are.