The Book I am reading (Most Dangerous By: Steve Sheinkin) is about the secret history of the Vietnam War. It talks about the information that Daniel Ellsberg found in the pentagon that was kept secret from other parts of the government and the world. It explains the decisions that were made about the war and the responses of American Citizens. This book talks about the real stories of the Vietnam War both things that are out lined and clear and those that are fuzzy and mysterious. The main conflict is that Ellsberg knows about secret documents and can't decide if he should tell the world about what he knows. The book ends when he finally tells the NY Times about the information he has found. This book can teach us that the truth will always pull through and that telling the truth is better than keeping something important to your self. After Ellsberg turned in the information he said "I Hope that I will have hastened the start of that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America" (Sheinkin 315). This is important because alot of conflicts can be solved by telling the truth or getting the real information. This book matters because alot of people don't know about the Vietnam War and this book tells us the real stories of what happened during the War. If we remembered all the good that came of Daniel Ellsberg sharing his information we can use these ideas in the future to prevent conflicts. That is why the book Most Dangerous By: Steve Sheinkin matters even to this day.
During the cold war there were a lot of secrets, a lot of things people weren't telling each other, and just a lot of unexplainable things going on. The book I am reading called Most Dangerous By: Steve Sheinkin has a lot of secrets in it, especially about the information that Daniel Ellsberg had. He knew about how parts of the government were keeping things, important things from the hands of others, but was too afraid to tell anyone. The book talks about all of the untold things about what really happened during the Cold War. It also follows the prisoners that were captured in Vietnam through the stories of what happened to them. The events of the Cold War relate a lot to the recent Russian jets and bombers around our coasts. Just like the Cold War there are a lot of secrets involved in this and a lot of things we are questioning and don't know. In fact just a couple of days ago the US Air Force had intercepted advanced Russian fighter jets escorting Cold War-era bombers near Alaska for the first time. According to Trump our relations with Russia are at an all time low and even though he has talked with Vladimir Putin they have not discussed Russian Provocation. These are secrets alike the Cold War that we don't really know exactly what is going on or what is being kept from us.
The book i am reading (Most Dangerous By~Steve Sheinkin) is about the history of the Vietnam war. This book is about Daniel Ellsberg's part in the Vietnam war. Since this book in nonfiction the events in the book are events that happened in real life.
Kids. Cancer. Two words that should never go together, but with almost 700 kids affected by cancer everyday, that is the harsh reality. Childhood cancer patients don't get a chance to act and play like normal kids. Everyday, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, are sent to hospitals for treatment, and have stay in places where they can’t act like kids. They stay in boring, mostly white rooms and have nothing to occupy their minds during painful and stressful procedures. Making it so that these kids have the best life while they can is really important because 12% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. We want these kids to remember having fun and playing, not sitting in a boring room all day long. These children didn’t do anything to deserve being sick and they shouldn’t be punished by sitting around all day in hospitals with little to do. Childhood cancer patients in hospitals don’t get to act like kids.
I am interested in helping with this issue because I have seen the effects of cancer in my own life, and I am a strong believer that kids shouldn't be forced to grow up too fast. These cancer patients have to handle tough situations from a young age, which is a lot of pressure to put on the backs of children. This is an issue that we should care about because there is no way to prevent childhood cancer. It could happen to anyone and may even affect people that you know. 16000 kids are diagnosed each year in the US alone. This means that several thousand children are just sitting around, spending up to years in hospitals. Childhood cancer patients in hospitals don't get the chance to have a normal childhood and that needs to be fixed.
This issue mostly affects children diagnosed with cancer. According to American Childhood Cancer Organization, cancer is the most common cause of death by disease for children in America. Even though cancer is the most common cause of death by disease, 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will make it past the 5 year mark. Though this may look good, this means that once they pass five years old, their chances of survival is greatly decreased. ⅔ of all children who survive the disease, suffer from at least one chronic illness or long term effect such as heart damage, second cancers, lung damage, infertility, cognitive impairment, growth deficits, hearing loss, and much more. They also have to be closely monitored for the rest of their life. This issue of children with cancer not getting to live a very normal life has been a problem since childhood cancer has been around.
This is a problem in our community because these children cannot do anything about having cancer. They have to stay in the hospital for a long period of time in order to get the treatment they need such as Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is a type a treatment that most childhood cancer patients take to try to get rid of the tumor, but it is very expensive for family members to pay for. In addition, we have very few childhood cancer centers in our community who don't receive much funding. The funding they do collect goes directly to tackling childhood cancer. Without this, children won't have the proper treatments and will have less items to entertain themselves.
Others in our community have helped with this issue by creating websites/fundraisers and encouraging people to donate. Alexander’s Toy Trunk, inc. is a nonprofit that provides new toys, books, and games to hospitalized children. Starting from just a cardboard box, and one boy bringing a few simple toys every week, this organization has grown tremendously. Thanks to them, it's brought much excitement and profit to hospitals throughout the area. There are now more advancements in the environment for the children, as well as an increase in pleasure from the patients. Although Alexander's Toy Trunk has benefited the issue greatly, there is still a need for help in our community.
We still need to contribute because toys and candy aren't the only things that children need. Children need to be loved and cared for. It is important that they have a chance to live their lives just as we do, making sure that cancer will not separate them from anyone. Alexander's Toy Trunk, is not the only organization that is trying to solve this problem, many others are creating new charities and fundraisers as well. Striving for More, inc. is even planning on creating medical dolls to provide comfort and help the children communicate where they are in pain. In order to make a change, we need to work together to raise awareness, and give these children a happy, healthy, and overall better life.
For our project we are collecting items and monetary donations to give to duke hospital childhood cancer center. We are doing these collections in all grade levels and we hope to gather things to make the kids at duke happier and help raise awareness about childhood cancer. This chart shows the steps that we will take in order to achieve this goal.
Making fundraisers/websites aren't the only way we could help. We are collecting donations for the hospitals and the children getting treatment there. Donations give money to the hospitals so they can continue giving toys and necessary items to the patients. We are also gathering toys and books so they can enjoy their stay at that hospital. All children deserve to have a happy and non-stressful childhood no matter what they can going through. By donating, we as students are giving back and helping those in need.
Our goal for hospital service is to bring in more profit/donations as well as raising awareness. We thought this was an important subject to provide service to and help because not many people understand what these children are going through. We plan on contributing specifically asked for supplies such as medical kits, scrapbooks, movies, gift cards and games. We also want to make people recognize that cancer is something that has a huge impact on lives. Not only do we want to make a positive change in the patients lives, but we want others to feel moved by our accomplishments. In order to know we have met this goal, we will have reached our expected point of $1500 & needed donations, as well as given children with cancer a happier, and overall better life.
I would define personality as what people see in you and how you act.
I would describe my personality as someone who everyone likes but hates at the same time, someone who can be annoying but who people love being around , I am generally good at cracking a joke and lightening the mood but not everyone gets along with me and it doesn't really bother me. I am the type of person who everyone thinks is shy until they really get to know me.. My friends described me almost exactly how i described myself.
Thousands of dogs and cats are homeless all across the U.S. and stray pets can be found almost anywhere you go. This is a problem that we need to fix in order to decrease the number of euthanizations because of overcrowding and under funding. This topic interests me because I have a dog and I think that there are very simple solutions to help eliminate the number of homeless cats and dogs. I think this is an important issue because we all see this issue in our lives, whether we just see it on the news, or we feed a dog that lives down the street. We should care about this issue because it is our duty to protect these precious animals and keep them from harm. To help eliminate the number of homeless animals we can spay or neuter our pets, adopt from shelters and not breeders because there are already too many pets in the world, and donate to places such as Saving Lives Clinic who offer low cost or free spaying and neutering services. Together we can eliminate the number of homeless cats and dogs.
So I had typed this beautiful essay about food desserts and was getting ready to hit the button to publish it and oops, my internet crashed and my essay was gone so welcome to food deserts take 2.
Food deserts are an issue all over the US and More than 410,000 people live in 171 food deserts across North Carolina alone. Food deserts are an issue that interests me because I have seen the effects of them first hand. I volunteer for an organization called Family Promise of Wake County that offers temporary housing and other services to help get families back on their feet. We always make sure to provide balanced meals because a lot of these families have experienced food deserts. People that struggle with food deserts are all around us people that are in your class or on your soccer team and that does affect us in our communities. Despite all of this we can help abolish food desserts by donating to the food bank, volunteering with the Brown Bag Ministry (bring healthy lunches to homeless people on the streets and in shelters), or at a soup kitchen. So, don't say that these problems are out of you reach because they are really not and anyone can help
Throughout history people have been exploring new land their destination unknown they are guided only by the curiosity within them. After a new land was discovered in 1500 people began moving to the new land and claiming it for their home country looking for new opportunities. Before long people from far and wide were coming to the new land, the land of opportunities. After years of conflict and innovation america and become a land where people had control, they could travel, own property, and start their lives over. Whether they came to escape from danger or because they wanted a new life never say you hate immigrants because,“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt