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By: Sydney and Kailynn

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Angela Altazan

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By: Sydney and Kailynn
Inspiring Athletes

Michael Oher
Michael Oher had a hard life. His father was murdered and had been in many foster homes, and he still became a professional football player.
Simon Keith
Simon wanted to play soccer ,but it is hard because he had a heart transplant
Tom Dempsey
Tom Dempsey became a kicker for the New Orleans Saints with
toes on his right foot.
James Owens
James Owens was sick and fragile as a child ,but became a strong runner
Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton got her arm bitten off by a tiger shark and continued to surf.
Wilma Rudolph
Wilma was disabled and partica- pated in track, to become succes-sesful.
Wilma Rudolph
The author's opinion is that Wilma's story is inspirational. The author states, "Her story is an inspirational one." The author explains this one way by, the coach didn't want to let Wilma on the team. Thier dad bribed the coach ,and finally he let her on the team. Also it says, "At age of 16, Wilma Rudolph won a bronze medal at the 1956 Olymics in Melbourne, Australia. " Also she was born weighing 4.5 pounds and survived, althougth the doctor didn't think she would.
Bethany Hamilton
The author's opinion is that Bethany's story is inspirational because of faith,determination, and hope. The author states, " Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millons through her story of faith, determination, and hope." " At the age of thirteen on October 31,2003, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing off Kauai's North Shore. The attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. After losing over 60% of her blood, and making it through several surgeries without infection, Bethany was on her way to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude." "Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue pursuing her goal to become a professional surfer." "In 2007, Bethany realized her dream and turned pro." This was after her arm was bitten off.
It's Not Just A Game
The author's opinion is sports are entertaining. The author says, "Sports are a form of entertainment." It also says, "The joy you and your teammates get by working together is the same joy your family, friends, and other spectators get when they watch." "Sports are also social events, opportunities for strangers to cheer together and debate outcomes." The author explains sports contain some learning.
Bethany Hamilton Both Wilma Rudolph
Both with their problem played a sport.
Bethany arm was bitten off by a tiger shark
Wilma had polio and pneumonia
With her sickness she ran track
When she was born the doctor thought she would die.
Wilma's family was poor.
Won competitions with their problems.
Heros to many people because of their stories.
People cared for them and they became married.
Lost 60% of her blood through her arm being bitten off.
She had a movie created because it was so wonderful that she did as well as usual without a arm.
She began to have the nickname soul surfer after her immaculate recovery and story.
Opinions and Evidence
Simon Keith
The author's opinion is it is difficult believing his story. Simon had a heart transplant. The author states, "Keith is a sincere young man from a respected family in Victoria, B.C., but some people seem to have a difficult time believing his story."
Jesse Owens
The author's opinion is that Jesse is a strong runner. The author explains by saying, "From as skinny boy he developed into a strong runner, and in junior high school he set a record for 100-yard dash."
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