Persevering through Life Obstacles
How people with adversities found triumph by perseverance.
What is perseverance?
Cause and effect: Francisco Bucio
"Carry On" Leroy and Dartanyon's journey through adversities.
Tom Monaghan perseveres through financial disasters.
The Lady Jags don't look at the scoreboard, they look at them as a team.
In Tennessee, a basketball team named the Lady Jags has struggled with adversities. For example, some of the players on the team have struggled with drug problems. A few of the girls on the team started taking drugs at the age of 8. Another adversity that the team has faced is where they live. The town they live in consists of a high unemployment rate and also high levels of poverty. This impacted them because they had no place to call home. Some of the girls in the Lady Jags would find themselves sleeping outside. Most importantly, the girls had no parents to look up to. Their parents had substance abuse problems and lost the ability to care for their children. The girls turned to drugs to forget about the problems they were facing in reality. Other difficulties the girls had on the team consisted of mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. These young girls faced many obstacles, but luckily a school was willing to help them persevere through these hard times. The Lady Jags has helped these girls become a better people and cleared a brighter path for their future. Even though the Lady Jags have a 208 game losing streak on the court, the team has improved the lives of many of its players.