Becoming a CNA was easy for Daphne, but the career had its disadvantages. When after one year as a CNA, in a nursing home, she was accused of an act she did not commit. With an abuse offense behind her license, she was terminated and had to find another job. Always being written up for the negative things that take place on the job is another obstacle Daphne faced. Daphne had been written up and reported several times for having to leave the job to get to her kids for whatever reasons.
She once saved her money for two months to purchase Vaseline for her dry hands. When it came time to buy the item; it had gone up two cents, and she could not buy it. Another health issue was her kids always had runny noses which got worse because she couldn’t afford medicine or even tissues. Finally, if having worms isn’t bad enough, she has no money for the worm medicine.
My Dream: Becoming a Pediatric Nurse Vincent S. at the time of his birth was barely more than a palm length at one pound, thirteen ounces. His mom reports not wanting to look at him, much less of picking him up. Today at 11 years old, with first class care and love, he is a 125-pound, four feet-nine inch tall chubby handsome New York fifth grader. The way I hear it, Vincent’s mom - my aunt, credits the hospital nurses with being the angels who helped to get the child through those very critical times. Stories like that excite me, because for those who know me, know that the number one thing in which I am passionate about and excel, is working with little children.
Lisa’s mother, a teacher in DISD, divorced the father four years ago and intentionally moved to Highland Park for the quality of the school district. Lisa is four foot, four inches and weighs seventy-five pounds. Lisa’s mother believes her daughter is about to go through a growth spurt as her stomach area appears to still have some “belly fat” and her trunk has yet to elongate. Lisa’s room was decorated in pink and held a wide assortment of toys, dolls, movies, and electronic equipment such as a television, DVD player, game system, and a laptop. She is a fourth grade student at John S. Armstrong Elementary School in Highland Park and was eager to show us her homework assignments and various worksheets she had recently completed at school.
Feeling that she needed to socialise, Cady’s parents enrolled her to North Shore High school. On her first day of North Shore High school, Cady was often left out and she was unfamiliarised with the school’s surroundings and people. On the second day, Cady had become friends with two social outcasts, Janis Ian and Damian. Janis and Damian had misled Cady into thinking that they were taking to G14 for her Health Education class but instead, they brought her to the back of the school where they skipped class. This is where Janis had stated that they were friends and Cady stayed with them.
Her father was an alcoholic who was disowned by his family (Women). Her mother Anna Roosevelt, sometimes called “Granny” because of her old-fashion style, was somewhat distant to her family (Women). When her mother died in 1892 because of diphtheria, she moved in with her maternal grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall (Roosevelt History). In 1894 when she was ten, her father, whom she rarely ever saw passed because of alcoholism (Roosevelt Bio). When she was sent off to school in England to enroll at Allenwood Academy, she went in a shy and awkward child, but when she was taken under the wing of the headmistress of the academy, Mlle.
My ninth grade was pretty cool until the last week of school I let my mouth get the best of me and said some things that I really should’ve not said and because I did I earned the next semester at the alternative school. When school started back I was very sad because I had to go to the “bad” school with all the “bad” kids and I was very nervous. Once I got there it was pretty cool and I really enjoyed it because the classes were smaller and you got more one on one help. My grades went up and my mom decided that I should spend the rest of the year there, which really messed me up because they did not offer any elective classes only the basics . My eleventh grade year was also a disaster because of the struggle of passing my biology state test and I was really distracted and just wanted to go back to the alternative school but my mom and the principle would not send me back.
Margie Hodgin, a nurse in Kernersville, N.C., had struggled to lose weight since she was a teenager. But it wasn’t until she turned 40 that she finally took off the extra pounds, and then some. “It was a real sense of empowerment, that I can do this all on my own and no one is helping me, and I’m achieving what I want and fitting into my clothes better,” she said of her initial delight in shedding the excess weight. But what started as discipline transformed into disorder. Ms. Hodgin would not eat more than 200 calories a meal, and if she did, she made herself vomit.
Or, rather, it did have, but “Our mother died when I was two,” says Scout, “so I never felt her Absence”. (Charles J. Shields 42) Moving out of Monroeville, Harper attended Huntington College for Women. After one year she’d had all of the proper etiquette she could take and moved to the the University of Alabama, where she became the editor of the “politically satirical student newspaper”(George Marotous). Harper’s father and sister, Alice, were lawyers, and with her drive for civil rights, she tried to follow suit, but dropped out 6 months before graduation. Numerous unrewarding jobs kept her writing confined to weekends until a friend who believed in her work leant her the money to be able to write full time.
It’s not like my family is filled with a whole bunch of illiterate people. Trust me my family is filled with very smart people. The sad part is they weren’t given the chances to complete high school. For example my mother had an untimely pregnancy which limited her ability to attend school regularly which eventually led to her having to drop out. These stories continue throughout my family and the list goes on.