Incapacitating obstacles

Essay by louisebelisleJunior High, 9th gradeB+, October 2014

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Belisle 1

Louise Belisle

Ms. Erica Aguilar

ENGL1025 3

September 25th, 2014

Essay 1: Def., Informative & descript.

Incapacitating Obstacles

Michael Jordon once said "If you're trying to achieve, there will be road blocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." A first time experience, a first night at the hospital, and a first week away from home and school. There was pain and discomfort, day and night, to an extent that I couldn't attend class. Fear overwhelmed me as I thought of not overcoming this pain and there was confusion every turn I made. It was a dark moment, I was thinking I would not be promoted to fourth form, but happiness overcame me when I realized that my mother was there every step of the way.

This was an experience never spoken about to anyone. The discovery of my illness, recreated my life; with determination any obstacle can be overcome.

It all began when the first road block derived. There was severe pain in knees and shoulders, at a visit to the doctor x-rays reveal the diagnoses of a tumor on the distal portion of the right femur called Osteochondroma. Osteochondroma is a benign tumor that occurs in areas of the bone and cartilage. These tumors are most often found on long bones, especially near the knee or shoulder. A sole factor does not cause Osteochondroma; instead, there are multiple factors that cause Osteochondroma. While nearly all cases occur in children: it can be inherited from a family member, age, or due to previous radiation. Symptoms may include: a painless bump near a...