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How Does Adversity Affect Our Lives?

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“Strength doesn 't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn 't,” said writer Rikki Rogers. Adversity is something that affects everyone in different ways. I am lucky not to have experienced major adversity in my life. The things I have even thought about writing about are nothing compared to what some other people have faced. I am fortunate to say that my few adversities are not personal, but still affected my life greatly.
There are two adversities that I experienced that have had the most impact on my life. They both involve family members passing away. Both, occurred unexpectedly in 2014. One is my Grandpa Ron (My mom’s dad). He was an amazing man that changed throughout his life drastically. When he was young he did not treat my grandma and mom like a man should. As they both faded away from him he realized what it was like to be pushed away and he had to change. He was involved with our family more and more as time passed. In the last few years he was constantly trying to get involved with my sports and see us as much as possible. I was closer than ever to him in the last three years of his life. He was the fun, loving grandpa that I enjoyed being around. One night my mom woke me up and brought me into my sister 's room and I knew something was wrong immediately. My parents told us that he had had a heart attack. They said he had died. We were in shock and were devastated. It was very hard on me because he was so
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