Hello everyone! My name is Hannah. Today I am going to share with you some things that make me unique and to help you get to know me better. The goal I’m currently working on is to receive a bachelor ‘5 degree in history. From a young age, I have found ancient civilizations to be very fascinating. Ancient Egypt is my favorite period of history to study. After college. I plan on being either an archeologist or a college professor like Indiana Jones.
My one ambition as an archeologist is to discover the lost tomb of Cleopatra. Icouldn’t pick one person that I admire, because I admire so many. So, I chose the two people that I admire the most. my parents. They have been my number one fans since day one.
My parents gave me three major rules to help me live my life. The ﬁrst one is “be kind to everyone.” I have been taught that kindness is the best policy to live by.
You can’t get anywhere by beingjerks to people. The second rule is to “know there is a time to work hard then play hard,” Meaning if I have a task that needs to be completed, that comes first before anything else. Lastly “never give up.” As you can see, I have a physical disability which makes everything I do ten times harder than the average person. When I was 5. I was diagnosed with Merosin Deﬁcient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMDl. It is a neuromuscular disease that compromises a person’s muscle tone, her strength and her ability to walk, CMD also makes a person susceptible to respiratory infections and other illnesses.
However, I never let that get in between me and my goals.
People have told me that my determination is one of my greatest attributes. My parents have told me that I can do anything I set my mind to. It may take me a little longer than other people but I always find a way to succeed. Because of the obstacles my disability presents. I could have given up. But I realized ifl chose that path, I would have let myselfdown and everyone else who cares about me. I decided to face each challenge directly. Each obstacle has motivated me to grow as a student and as a person. My life has been difficult, However, I did not let it consume me nor dictate what I could do, I have learned to face problems head-on.
Life is truly what you make of it. I hope this helped to get to know me. I am looking forward to working with all of you! In closing, I want to encourage anyone who is living with a disability to remember that they are not alone. There are people who care and resources available to help. By building a support system, accessing resources, and maintaining a positive attitude, it is possible to live and thrive with a disability. Thank you.
Another important factor in living with a disability is having access to resources and support. Whether it is physical therapy, assistive devices, or accessible transportation, these resources can make a big difference in improving quality of life and increasing independence. But most importantly, thriving with a disability requires a positive attitude and a willingness to face challenges head-on. It is easy to get discouraged when faced with obstacles, but it is important to remember that every challenge is an opportunity to grow and learn.