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Caleb and Chelsea
Transcript of Caleb and Chelsea
Barriers athletes broke
Tom Dempsey was born with no toes on his right foot. Besides the fact that he had no toes on his foot, he wound up in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. He wanted to play OL (offensive line), yet he ended being a kicker.
Although, Dempsey was a FG (Field Goal) kicker he loved to run into and tackle other players on the field. Which is how he got the illness DEMENTIA!
Tom Dempsey overcame the challenge of living and playing football with no toes on his right foot. Now he is trying to overcome the challenge of living with the illness of DEMENTIA!
Michael Oher overcame the challenge of frequently never getting to see his parents often, because his dad was frequently in prison and his mom was addicted to crack cocaine!
Michael Jerome Williams Jr.
(Michael Oher) had 12 siblings and attended 11 different schools, although he had 12 siblings Michael Oher was in-and-out of Foster Homes and frequently homeless. This so happened because his dad was consistantly in prison and his mom was addicted to CRACK COCAINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bethany Hamilton overcame the barrier of surfing with one arm.
Bethany Hamilton overcame the barrier of surfing with one arm. 'At the age of 13 on October 31, 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14- foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai's North Shore.'
Living as a poor child, Wilma Rudolph, had polio and pneumonia.
Wilma Rudolph had to overcome the challenge 0f living as a poor child with polio and pneumonia ' For several years, her mother, brother or sister had to massage her legs four times a day, and then she had to wear a metal brace for several years.'
Bethany Hamilton is a brave athlete. The Bethany Hamilton article states 'At the age of 13 on October 31, 2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14- foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai's North Shore.' After being attacked Bethany was brave enough to go back into the water. The passage states, 'Miraculously, just one month after the attack Bethany returned into the water to continue pursuing her goal to become a professional surfer.'
Michael Oher is a strong athlete. The passage about Michael Oher states,'' Michael Sr. was frequently in prison and his mom, Denise Oher, was addicted to crack cocaine.'' Michael Oher was also homeless as a child. The Michael Oher passage states," As a result Michael Oher was in-and-out of FOSTER HOMES and frequently homeless."
had to surf without an arm
after a month of healing she went back surfing to follow her dream
Attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark
Bethany lost 60% of her blood
Bethany also went through several surgeries
Had to play football without toes
Had 12 siblings
Dad was in prison and mom was addicted to crack cocaine
was put in prison
Both did a sport without a limb
Both overcame their challenge
Both wrote books about their lives
Both received great accomplishments in life after their tragedies.