This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

How Lucky Am I (A Respected Geriatric That Impacted My Life)

812 words - 4 pages

“Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another.” George Eliot, found words to describe the way I have felt my whole life. When I was a young little girl, my life was far from perfect, and every door opened up to yet another struggle. However, no matter how many times I felt as if things couldn’t get any worse, my Aunt Becky would come through and make it all better. Now, Aunt Becky isn’t just an inspiration to me, but too many others as well, but I won’t tell the story backwards. The geriatric known as my Aunt Becky, has been highly influential and inspirational to my life in a handful of different ways.
It is taught that one in every eight women will develop breast cancer. I personally know this number to be all too true. In October of 2000, Rebecca Anne Harmon was diagnosed with breast cancer. For 38 weeks, my aunt underwent daily chemo treatment, and after five years of fighting a losing battle, Rebecca put down the needle. She had finally won. Not only had Aunt Becky achieved healing, but now she found herself truly adored by a little girl. When the odds had seemed ever against her, and there was no sign of hope, this little girl knew that no matter how bad things would get, her aunt had found the light at the end of the tunnel, and this had given her faith that she could do the same. Today, Rebecca has been cancer free for 13.5 years, and the little girl has grown up into a young woman; but one thing remains the same. I still know that through Rebecca, I can find the light down at the end of my tunnel. If there is one thing I know my aunt to be, it’s inspirational.
Aunt Becky was a crucial part of my life for many reasons, including compassion. Imagine a young girl silently crying in the corner, crippled by the fear that she’s fallen too far to be loved. Diligently, she plasters a smile to her face, and plays it off as, “He didn’t mean it. It’s my fault they can’t love me.” But just like a knight in shining armor, Aunt Becky comes swooping in to save the day. Whether it was an invited sleepover...

Find Another Essay On HOW LUCKY AM I (A RESPECTED GERIATRIC THAT IMPACTED MY LIFE)

English essay that i am submitting to be able to see what happens if i do - engligh - research

1227 words - 5 pages students automatically assume she will do it with everyone and that she is willing to sleep around because she is automatically a slut now. This stereotype is given to a lot of girls, especially in high school and college during the culture of today. Girls are given these stereotypes just based off one rumor or one thing that they did and then they are assumed by a lot of people that they are automatically a slut. I like how the movie proves that this

Am I really That Fat? Response/Reaction Essay (Essay on the "South Beach Diet" in Elementary Schools)

1183 words - 5 pages I AM I REALLY THAT FAT?Here is the problem: One out of every five children in the U. S. is overweight, and this number is continuing to grow (quoted by Kaiser 2004). They are becoming fatter and more unhealthy right before our eyes. This heartbreaking problem of childhood obesity is an out of control epidemic. No one can debate that taste is probably one of the most powerful reasons why kids don't like a change in their diet. When the "South

Essay over a strong woman and how she impacted my life - Narrative Essay

647 words - 3 pages . I mean not very many people can lose their husband and still be able to communicate and put someone else before their self. Fifteen days later at a memorial in the park, my grandmother brought supplies for us to write a letter and attach it to a balloon to release to heaven for my grandfather. That day was the second hardest day of my life and allowed me to see how much my grandmother cared about not only me but all of us. In the weeks and

A Geriatric Whom I Eulogize

730 words - 3 pages to be known for. A geriatric that I admire is most definitely my Nana who, throughout my short life, has taught me numerous life lessons. Just as in A Celebration of Grandfathers, my Nana has told me many things that reflect on her personality and the personality that I would like to have when I am older. The first reason why I admire my Nana is the fact that she is so patient. When my siblings and I are misbehaving, she disciplines us but not

How Information Technology has Impacted My Daily Life

746 words - 3 pages simplicity of activities and adds convenience to life. Although, when these technologies fail to operate correctly, they disrupt daily activities and hinder productivity.It is six in the morning and my cell phone rings. It is my alarm clock. Due to technological advances, I no longer have a need for a traditional alarm clock. I do not have to worry about waking up late because of a power outage at night. Although, if I forget to charge my cell

A Little Bit of My Life and the Trip I Am Planning to Take

1786 words - 8 pages How are your restaurants coming along? I must admit that your chef’s food tasted quite amazing when I was there! I know we just talked a few months ago in person, but I felt that I should write to you regarding my life, this cruise, and other things rather than just business related topics. Did you know that I am currently going out with Natalie Portman? Of course you didn’t, this is what I mean, this is why I wrote this letter, because it

How Health Am I? A Reflection on All Aspects of My Health

1164 words - 5 pages I say before I speak and how it may affect others. Co-operating with my family member can be a difficult sometimes because they have different opinions, experiences and are stubborn. Sometimes, when I am enraged, my words tumble out before I think and they can be quite harsh. I need to consider what I say and if it affects others. Ways I can improve my Social health: I could try discussing our differences and experiences with so they can

How My Childhood Affected Who I Am Today

582 words - 2 pages the plus side, I am a very easy person to become friends with. I trust each and every one of my friends, and I know they can trust me. I am reliable, a result of being cared for as a child. I think that many children that are neglected during their youth become far less trusting and reliable further on in life. I see the innocence in each person I meet, allowing a personal relationship to create at the first hello. This has opened a wide array of

What's your insta? How social media-specifically instagram has impacted my life - fsu enc1103 - essay

1656 words - 7 pages myself. Instagram has definitely made me forget that sometimes, but it’s also reminded me of who I am. It’s also made me more aware of bullying and how sometimes words can be unintentionally hurtful. Since my time on social media, I’ve seen many instances of bullying. Because of this, I try to choose my words carefully and speak up against any forms of bullying in my everyday life. Another great thing Instagram has brought to my life, is the concept

my life story about how i had a bad life - english - essay

721 words - 3 pages the highlight of my life she means the world to me and i  just don't want her going down the same path as me i had a rough life and i would not wish that  upon anyone it is hard. I have a job at a steel company getting paid 12.45 an hour and my wife is  a stay at home mom and she enjoys they and i do to that

Entelechy is the belief that everything living or nonliving serves a purpose in the world. In this essay, I give my opinion on my belief and how it applies to my life

835 words - 3 pages are designed, terms like moralistic or religious really would not apply to someone becoming fully complete. Since an early age, I have been taught that "fullness" of life, to be complete, comes from a closer walk with God. I cannot imagine a life that would not use Christ as a cornerstone and foundation to build upon. I believe that to not have religious beliefs of some sort, would not permit us to attain the higher level we as humans seek. So, I

Similar Essays

Jesus Who Do You Say That I Am? A Personal Response

702 words - 3 pages relaxed laugher..."1We just don't think about Jesus laughing. Yet in our home is an image that depicts just that aspect of Jesus.2 A priest friend gave us a print of this "Laughing Jesus", and my wife and I treasure it for two reasons. Obviously for the gift itself, but also for the image it conjures up: a Jesus who found humor in life! That's a Jesus I can relate to; a Jesus that relates to my humanity.In recent years, I've been draw to the

Compare And Contrast The Presentation Of Oppressionin I Am Not That

1217 words - 5 pages is the metaphor is 'I am the one you hid in your walls of stone', where she means how her husband has literally and mentally locked her away, creating the picture of her trapped. To show that she had been pressurized of the Asian society of being forced to have an arranged marriage metaphors are also used here, 'crushed with the weight of custom and tradition'. The poet even uses a biblical reference to help picture some of the imagery in

"I Am The Cheese" Quotes Which Give Clues That The Character Is Recapping The Past

613 words - 2 pages I Am the Cheese "Clues"Pg. 11- Suspense: "...the wind like a snake..."Pg. 11- "...high above on the hill, there's a hospital." It's the hospital where Adam is.Pg. 12- "But Mr. Parker and the school and all that were behind me now." He is no longer in the town, he is secluded in the hospital.Pg. 12- "...spot a little kid..." He sees himself, alone.Pg. 12- all the fears. He feels lost.Pg. 13- "...I am gong by bike..." Somehow he knows there is no

Censorship? It Doesn't Affect Me? Or I'm Not Into Any Of That Stuff. Am I Right?

1181 words - 5 pages then these movies also should be banned. In theory it may seem so but in real life, I would definitely say a no to that. Censorship definitely affects me as a person and a viewer because it can distraught a films line or change the meaning of a movie. Yes, I dare say so because as we can see there is no importance of censorship. Excuse me for my actions but movies and shows are just a creation, non of them are meant to be followed or to be