The Story of James Rhio O'Connor

636 Words Feb 21st, 2018 3 Pages
When I first read the story of James Rhio O’Connor, I was truly inspired. I am completely in awe that a person can be told that they only have a year to live, then they can turn around and prove all of the doctors and scientists wrong and outlive his prognosis by more than six years. He showed with lots of determination, you can prove that you're strong enough to survive anything. If in my life I was placed into a situation where I was given a dire cancer prognosis, I would most likely have a hard time accepting it at first. But then, I will remember that life is like an ocean of sand. It will always slip through your fingers and always slip away from you. There will, however, be a small part that stays in the palm of your hand and to always be thankful for that. I would surround myself with family and friends and begin a new lifestyle sounded by those I love and cherish. Then I would begin to conduct research on what to do to make my stay here on this earth as long as I possibly could. I will always have to remind myself that whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, you just have to remember how far you've already come. I would always remember everything I have faced, all the battles I have won, and all the fears I have overcome and I would always remember there is so much more to come. I am a very lucky student, I have had the honor of being…
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