Overcoming Adversity From Sports Injuries Essay

1209 Words Mar 16th, 2016 5 Pages
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Everyone in life has different types of adversity from sports injuries to a bad breakup; challenges come in all types and in all magnitudes. Adversity is when someone goes through hardships. Those who conquer adversity often acquire the following traits: strength, optimism, versatility, and courageousness. Overcoming adversity is diverse for everyone; the following people took big risks in facing difficulties; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Yoshiko Uchida and Kris Carr, a wellness activist and a cancer survivor, and they were all successful in doing so. Roosevelt had to face some very difficult adversities as president of the United States of America. On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese naval and air forces attacked a base in Hawaii. The next day Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the Day of Infamy Speech; Roosevelt wanted to inform the Americas on what happened and get their support. Roosevelt states “As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense”. Roosevelt wants to let the people know that he is going to do everything in his power to defend America. FDR want the people to know that he has their back and that he cares. Roosevelt also states, “I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on…

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