Head Up Research Paper

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Growing up, I have always had to be a strong role model for my younger siblings. I learned to be modest, show them right from wrong, and offer my words of wisdom. It has been a goal of mine to be a strong role model throughout high school for my siblings, friends, and family. I had to keep my head up, even through my tough situations. In sixth grade, I received news that I had supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). SVT is a heart condition where I tend to have a faster heart rate than usual. My heart rate would go up to 280 beats per minute at times according to my heart monitor. My episodes consisted of my vision going completely black, my heart rate going up to irregular speeds, and it put a huge toll on my body. Hospital visits were a common thing for me before I had surgery, and I struggled in school due to the number of absences I had. It took about six months for numerous doctors to diagnose me, then send me to the children’s hospital in Milwaukee. I was part of the small percentage that got my episodes back after surgery. Throughout this journey, I learned to push through whatever life throws at me while keeping my head up. I never let anything stop me from doing what I love to do. I would always tell myself that there are people all over the world who have suffered more than I have. Since my surgery, I try to give back to people as much as I can. I donate around 10 inches of hair every year, work at the YMCA to teach gymnastics classes to children, and I also joined
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