Amberley Snyder is the first example of courageous person who battles an injury and learns to ride again through determination, passion, and self-confidence. Amberley Snyder was a professional barrel racer who was in a serious accident. On January 10, 2010 Snyder was driving her truck and trailer on her way to the Denver stock show when she faded over a lane, when she saw this she tried to fix it but over-corrected her truck and wrecked. She hit a fence post and her back was immediately broken. She reached down and pinched her leg, but quickly realized she could not feel anything. Her doctor told her that because she was paralyzed from the waist down that she would never walk again, he also told her she would have no chance of ever being able to rodeo again. Despite what the doctor had told her Amberley Snyder was determined to ride again. Snyder says “ She made her mom promise that she would be able to rodeo again
Joni Eareckson Tada once said, “Sometimes God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves” (Goodreads). Since she was born on October 15th, 1949, Joni had always been an athletic, horse-loving young lady (“Sweet Surrender” 39). That changed one hot summer day in 1967 when seventeen-year-old Joni went to the Chesapeake Bay with her sister and her boyfriend. While swimming, she dove into the water not knowing that it was shallow. As a result of the shallow water, Joni hit her head on a rock and broke her neck. Luckily, her sister found her and got her safely to a hospital. Due to the break in her neck, Joni has had to deal with the life-threatening condition of quadriplegia, or paralysis from the shoulders down without the use of her
The first type that perserverance can be used is media. One media perserverance is used inn would be Wonder. Wonder is a movie about a middle aged kid that has went through facial surgeries and has scars all over his face and is bullied. In Wonder his mom makes him attend public schools in 5th grade. Most of the year he had suffered with bullying and one main kid lowering his confidence to make him believe he was the ugliest kid. As the year had continued kids became to be good friends with him and he started feeling better about himself. Although the bully still continued to do his actions, he was later suspended. By the end of the school year he thanked his mom for making him go to school. No matter what you can always find ways to be happy and achieve things when they might seem impossible.
Perseverance is when you have a certain obstacle or situation set you back and you must overcome that said obstacle. Throughout an individual’s life they will experience certain hoops to go through, and how they respond says a lot about who you are. Some people look to things or to certain outlets to cope or to deal with stress. Perseverance is not only getting through the obstacle, but not losing a piece of yourself as you fight giving up. If sailors are lost at sea they hold on to hope and do what they can to survive, but often times they lose their mind. Sometimes you lose sight of who you are if you don't hold onto who you are.
According to Bio, “around the age of 6, she contracted polio, which caused her to be bedridden for nine months. While she did recover from the illness, she limped when she walked because the disease had damaged her right left and foot. Her father encouraged her to play soccer, go swimming, and even wrestle- highly unusual moves for a girl at the time- to help her aid in her recovery. (Source). She was always different from others not because of her disability but because she was a unique person. Despite her limping she always found happiness in being different. In the movie, they show her silly side, for example, while they were going to take a family photo instead of her dressing like a girl, she came out dressing as a man. She was a unique individual who was different from the rest of the girls. Moreover, years later she had to face another life challenge that will change her life forever. When she was a teenager she suffered a car accident. According to Waller Rogers, “they thought she would die on the operating table. Her spinal column was broken in three places in the lumbar region. Her collarbone was broken and her third and fourth ribs. Her right foot was dislocated and crushed. Her left shoulder was out of joint, her pelvis broken into three places. The steel handrail produced a deep abdominal wound, entering through the genitals. She convalesced for two years though she would never fully recover.”
She was a former professional ice skater who competed in the junior Olympics before becoming a mother and was in great health until she suffered a stroke during a meeting with a chiropractic visit. Because of this, she experienced several other smaller strokes and her body had become a ticking time bomb just waiting for the big one to hit. After suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, she had to stay in the hospital for several days and take blood thinners for the rest of her life.
When she was brought in she had broken ribs, serious brain injury, broken arms, a broken leg, and fractured spine. It was determined that day that she would be paralyzed for the rest of her life. No matter if she lived she would not be able to do physical therapy.
Perseverance has changed many people's lives and people have even made livings from persevering. Perseverance is doing something despite difficulty, or delay in achieving success. Anne Frank , Steve Jobs and Derek Redmond are all examples of people who persevered to succeed in what their goals were. Anne Frank is probably one of the most known person for perservening. She spent almost 2 years in an attic with 7 other people, to hide from the Nazis who were taking over many countries.
Gratz and Dunbar both exhibit the theme of perseverance in their literature. In Gratz’s Code of Honor, he states “Never give up” on page 38, 40, and more. Dunbar’s Keep A-Pluggin Away says “Keep a-pluggin away” many times in his poem to show the theme. These examples prove that both Gratz and Dunbar want their readers to use perseverance in their daily lives. In the book and the poem, they talk about a person’s struggles and how you should keep going and never give up. Both pieces of literature show that perseverance with help you achieve your goals and beat the hardest obstacles.
Perseverance is a very powerful word with many meanings. Knowing what this word means knowing what you value. Perseverance means something else for everyone. Mastering what this word means results in a successful life, yet it takes a lot of discipline and time to achieve. Most peoples summaries of perseverance is about never giving up and putting your all into something until you achieve. While this is correct, I think it is more personal than that. I think that perseverance is achieving what truly makes you happy, whether it be something small or big. Perseverance is a very important and positive characteristic to have. In order to push through obstacles, discouragement, or difficulties, you must have steady perseverance. Although sometimes you must fail in order
Janelle found her in the ditch with a mangled bleeding out leg, she was taken to Miami Valley Trauma center, via care flight, to save her life. While in the helicopter she received over twenty units of blood, when she arrived at the emergency room they found she had a broken pelvis in four different places, a mangled left leg, twelve broken ribs, a fractured spine, and a broken right foot. Rushing her to surgery to stabilize her, they nicked an artery in her right leg. Through the four or more hour long surgery, they stabilized her, at the cost of her mangled left leg. When getting settled into the ICU the next morning around four am, her family finally had the opportunity to see her and explain the devastating news. while waiting to see her about every terrifying thought went through the family's minds about what she was going to look like, all those horrifying thoughts were