Cheryl’s mother was the glue, the mold that held what family she had left together. When Cheryl lost her mother, in a way she also lost the rest of her family. As her mother was dying, Cheryl was the only child to stay by her mother’s side pretty much 24/7. The fact that her siblings weren’t really there for their mother really bothered Cheryl. And, after her mother passed away, they all drifted away from each other.
In her book, the main character Anna is a 40-year-old English teacher who is in a hard time in her life. Her marriage is hanging by a thread, she has not been able to have a child, every pregnancy has ended in a miscarriage and she has bottled this all up and finds an escape from all this in her classroom. A new student Kali comes to her classroom who seems to need an older example and some wisdom, so Anna takes her under her wing and guides and helps her along. Their friendship goes too far and Anna’s professional and home life are threatened by this new
I didn’t know how to help her through this difficult point in her life, which made me feel like a horrible best friend. The only thing I could do was encourage her. Every day I would ask her if she was okay and all she would say is “I’m fine”. I tried for so long to get her to talk about what she was going through. Day after day, it became more exhausting trying to keep the same bond we had for seven years.
I remember the times before she had got cancer her would be so happy and visit us almost every day and how she would tell me her cooking secrets. She stopped talking weeks before she died and closed her eyes, my mom would say that she wishes that she could her talk and see her eyes one more time. A few days before she died I broke down crying, in the car, I thought I had to be strong for my mom and aunt talked to me about how I would still have my granny in my heart for a long time. And I remember the day she died I had just gotten home from high school, I was happy and thinking that later that day I could she my granny, my dad was home and told me that my granny had died that morning. I went to bed and cried the feeling that someone that I loved had died made all the pain and mourning seem real somehow.
(Dan Magen)”. This shows that even after people have won the battle against cancer there will still be lots of pain that will affect them and their families. Not only have these same people not been able to work for long periods of time but many are permanently scared either mentally or physically. No one who is diagnosed with cancer comes out of the fight unharmed, many become handy cap both physically and mentally, requiring to relearn how to complete even the most trivial tasks. However many cancer patients have to pay the ultimate price, death.
As with most girls, I had a really rough time with friends during elementary and middle school. While I lost old friends and gained new friends, there were quite a few days in between when I would come home crying. But no matter what happened, I always knew I could count on my mom to make the bad days the best days. The song “Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye also relates to a situation with a friend during this time. We had been best friends since we were babies, but as we grew older, she became competitive and just plain mean.
The year that led up to her passing was a difficult time for me, I had lost my father at a very young age therefore, I have no memories of him. However, with my nana I grew up with her all my life and have lots of memories of her so the pain of losing her is very different from my father. I watched the woman who had been the family rock deteriorate before my eyes. With each passing day my grandmother grew weaker and her beautiful soft face began to change colors her eyes were no longer the vibrated golden brown filled with life that I had always remembered. The day she told me she was diagnosed with cancer and there was no hope for a recovery and given only six months to live.
“I was so bitter and cynical,” Joy T. said. “I thought there was no point of going to school if I could just die tomorrow.” Steindorf, O’Daniell, and Joy T. didn’t realize their psychological distress was related to their cancer experience — they had survived, after a... ... middle of paper ... ... “The first session she asked, ‘This is the first time you’re coming to therapy?’” Joy T. said. “She told me [my anxiety] was totally normal — I got to talk about a lot of things.” Several years after she dropped out of high school, Joy T. earned her GED. She recently completed her bachelor’s degree in science and healthcare leadership. Steindorf opted not to see a therapist — instead she takes an anti-depressant and leans on her family for support.
Not only does Adam push away his girlfriend but he also pushes away his therapist, Katie. At his first ... ... middle of paper ... ...find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time” (The Fault in Our Stars 165). Once they arrived back home, they found out that his cancer is much more serious than they expected. They found out that he does not have long to live and that he had the type of cancer that even the strongest could not fight off. After a long few weeks of battling with cancer, cancer won and left Hazel struck with grief.
She can only make her feel better by continuing to encourage her and give her love and support. Jessica thinks to herself, “She waves back, but even from the curb I can feel her worry, and I suddenly realize that it has nothing to do with the wheelchair or with me falling. The last time Fiona drove me away in her Subaru, it took me more than a week to come home” (Van Draanen 77). Her mom has to decide whether she is going to live in fear of her daughter getting hurt every time she leaves home. This accident was a trying time for everybody in their family and it affected all of