Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Adversity; a hardship someone faces that they must overcome.
ADVERSITIES AS CHILDREN
- What was the major adversity Jeff faced when he was young? The adversity Jeff faced when he was young was being diagnosed with leukemia when he was four years old, which created issues with him when he was younger.
- How did he overcome this adversity? What "survivor traits" does he show as a character? Jeff overcame this adversity by continuing to fight, even after he went into remission and finding things to occupy him, like biking. The survivor traits he shows are persistence and courage.
"When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with cancer. The treatment lasted almost three, and it was rough." It's hard for anyone to go through cancer, and it must be even more difficult for someone as young as four years old to go through it. This shows it must have been harder for him to overcome, especially with what it caused after he was cancer free.
- What was the major adversity Tad faced when he was young? The major adversity Tad faced when he was young was going through cancer, like Jeff, only it was a little bit different. When Tad was younger he had to go through a brain tumor and along with that he needed brain surgery and a bone marrow transplant.
- How did he overcome this challenge? What "survivor traits" does he show as a character? He overcame this challenge by never giving up, even after he had relapsed, like Jeff. The traits he shows because of this are courage and bravery.
"He's muttering angrily to himself. And there's a huge, curving red scar across the entire side of his head." This quote was the first time Jeffrey had seen Tad. It shows that Tad didn't come out of cancer without scars or with a positive attitude.