It was May and we were taking William to Mom’s house for the summer. I didn’t want to go because someone had to look after Dad. A week or 2 passed and Dad went to work talking all confused saying it was snowing and he had ... ... middle of paper ... ...ans s the blood vessel that supplies the brain ruptures and bleeds. When we left the hospital I have to Amit that my eyes were wet and my soul was filled with melancholy. The doctor said if Dad has one more stroke, it will kill him, so death is winning and has played an evil game.
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But when Michael falls seriously ill and needs an emergency heart transplant operation that cost $250,000. John can’t afford the money, but vows to take the initiative to do anything in coming up with money by selling all his personal belonging. John and Denise (wife) then goes to numerous health clinics to receive aid, but were denied because John was over qualified. As result of John not receiving any medical insurance John goes to his boss and ask for the complete insurance coverage, but was also denied because John’s boss cut John’s hours to part-time. John was devastated; he was devastated because his boss cut his hours and didn’t even let him know.
Upon rushing him to the hospital, it is revealed that John’s son has an enlarged heart. It is announced that Michael will need an immediate heart transplant to survive. A heart transplant usually can cost about $300,00 or more depend on the patients status. The hospital administration immediately informs John that his insurance does not cover that type of surgery and a payment of $100,000 will have to be mad just for his son’s name to be added on the donors list. The admi... ... middle of paper ... ... son but Dr. Turner shifts the conversation to another topic, which causes John to into a rage John Q is a movie that touches on the effects of the private healthcare system.
Finally, the father choices to take a robber’s clothes; which presumably leads to the thief’s death. However, the son states his disagreement with his father’s choice leading to a change of heart. The incredibly difficult choices the father makes throughout the novel demonstrates his commitment to a strong relationship between him and his son. The first difficult choice the reader learns about, comes from a flashback about one-fifth of the way through the story. The father must choose whether he desires to live with his son or to follow his wife’s actions and commit suicide.
Xavier is a 32-year-old, African American, widowed male. After the loss of his wife he escaped into his work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN) in order to avoid the pain of his loss. However, because of this he also avoided processing the loss of his wife. Approximately six months ago he was laid off from his job after 11 years as a CNA, and as a result he was no longer able to properly care for himself or pay his bills, which resulted in the loss of his housing. Subsequent threats of suicide led to a month long hospitalization, and he was treated for Major Depression.
Ring, Ring, Ring… every time I hear that sound in the middle of the night, I am terrified to answer my phone; I am waiting for the call where someone says “Andy has died from an overdose.” Andy is my stepbrother, he has been battling his heroin addiction since we were fifteen years old, and I have seen firsthand how this disease can rip a family apart. Andy’s addiction has inflicted such tremendous stress and hurt on my parents and watching them try to help him recover from this addiction is heartbreaking. It is heartbreaking because I am powerless to help heal our family; I would not wish this pain on my worst enemy, because my stepbrother’s addiction has been one of the greatest trials of my own life. Heroin has become one of the leading drugs in the world, Andy has been in and out of rehab facilities for as long as I can remember, and he has been prescribed countless drugs to help treat his opioid addiction yet nothing has worked. His addiction is bigger than him; heroin has consumed his life and now makes choices for him.
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