She faced many hardships after her mother’s death; one being the disappearance of her father, leaving his children with their mothers parents. Hollingworth grew up on her grandparent’s farm until her father returned ten years later to reclaim his daughters. Leta’s father, now re-married to a woman named Fanny Berling, forced his children to live with their soon to be stepmother in Valentine, Nebraska. Berling was both verbally and physically abusive towards her stepchildren due to alcoholism being common amongst her family (Silverman, 1992). At the young age of 15, Leta graduated Valentine high school where she escaped and started a new life at the University of Nebraska.
She has had cancer for five years, she has been on a roller coaster of good and bad days since her diagnosis. She is tired. She has requested to participate in Assisted Suicide but, unfortunately, in the state that she lives in, it is illegal. Her daughter visits her in the hospital every morning before she goes to work and seeing her daughter cry while seeing her mother in pain and
When Branda was ten one of her best, friends committed suicide because he felt as though no one cared. Again, at age fifteen another of her friends committed suicide after being bullied at school. Branda had a difficult time dealing with the pain that she felt from the loss and she was hospitalized for eight days. At nineteen, her family was forced to move in with her grandmother whom she does not get along with. When Branda began using drugs at nineteen her family attempted to help her.
His mother died when Edvard was five years old, his older sister died of disease at the age of fifteen, and Edvard himself was often ill. One of his youngest sisters was also diagnosed with a mental illness at an early age. With death and illness as a major element in his life, he felt the need to find a way of expressing this. After a year at a Technical school to study engineering, Munch became dedicated to his artwork. He left Technical school and entered a school of design. In 1886 he produced the painting titled The Sick Child, which was inspired by the death of his sister Sophie.
In July of 1912 Margaret Sanger was summoned to New York's Lower East Side by an emergency call from a doctor. Jake Sachs, a poorly paid truck driver, had come home to find his three children crying and his wife Sadie unconscious on the floor. Twenty year old Sadie Sachs was found seriously hemorrhaging from a self induced abortion. After several hours the bleeding was stopped and it took three weeks for Mrs. Sachs to recover, with help from Margaret. The doctor told Sadie that another pregnancy could result in loss of her life.
Otto’s leg had to be removed in October after he developed gangrene, and he spent the rest of his days in the hospital rapidly declining.” (Nuerotic Poets) Otto Plath died on the night of November 5, 1940. Her fathers’s death scarred her permanently; theirs was an extraordinarily close relationship. In 1942, Aurelia moved the family to Wellesley so that she could return to work despite her own health problems to support her family. Sylvia began writing when she was only five years old. Her first publication was a short couplet she wrote when she was eigh... ... middle of paper ... ...hould be able to control and manipulate experiences even the most terrifying, like madness, being tortured, this sort of experience, and one should be able to manipulate these experiences with an informed and intelligent mind….” (Uroff 37) Plath’s work is valuable for its ability to reach today’s reader, because of its concern with the real problems of our culture.
As a young girl she was raised by her grandparents because of her father's alcoholism, and untimely death. Her father left shortly after she was born and died later, unexpectedly of cerebral hemorrhaging, and her mother died of breast cancer. Pickfords first job was an assistant seamstress at age 6, to help pay for living expenses. Eleven years later she toured as a vaudeville actress. Once on broadway she acted in “The Warrens of Virginia” and many more.
Born on May 7, 1919, María Eva was the fifth born child of Duarte’s mistress, Juana. It was public knowledge that Juan Duarte had two families. For a while, he tried to divide his time equally amongst the two families. Eventually, he left his mistress and their children to fend for themselves. Duarte passed away in a car accident, on January 8, 1926, when Eva was only six years old, and the illegitimate family, struggled financially because Duarte’s legal wife stripped them of any inheritance.
Lia Lee had her first seizure at three months after her older sister Yer slammed the front door. The Hmong family believed that the sound of the door was so frightening that her soul left her body which resulted to “quag dab peg”, which means that “the spirit catches you and you fall down” (p. 20). When the Hmong family took her to the hospital, the only employee who was able to translate for them was a janitor, a Laotian immigrant. This shows that most health professionals in the American society are more focused on learning about medicine than interaction with their patients and learning about different cultures which can affect their patients. When Lia Lee was discharged from the Hospital, her parents were instructed to give her 250 milligrams of ampicillin twice a day, believing that they were capable of doing so.
Background Andrew Johnson, the 17th president, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 29th, 1808. At the young age of three years old, Andrew’s father. Jacob Johnson passed away while drowning in an attempt to save the life of Editor Henderson from the Raleigh Gazette in 1812. Andrew’s mother, Mary Johnson, worked hard as a seamstress and washerwoman in order to support Andrew and his three brothers, and her; but she was unable to afford to send them to school. From the age of 14 until 16 he worked as an apprentice to a tailor but talked to his mother and stepfather about moving and starting a new life.