Tears of a Tiger is a novel about a high school student named Andy Jackson. The novel starts off with a newspaper article about a car accident that killed the town's star basketball player, Robbie Washington. Andy was the driver of the car and his three friends, Robbie, B.J. and Tyrone were also in the car. Three of the boys were drinking which was the cause of the accident. Andy, B.J., and Tyron all left the scene of the accident with minor injuries, the memory of hearing Robbie scream to his best friend "Andy! Andy! Help me--Help me--Oh God, please don't let me die like this! Andy!" (14), and the images of the burning and Robbie's Nike are sticking out of the windshield. After the accident, the boys return to school and the accident continues to stay with them. Andy starts to see a psychologist to get help but the memories of the accident are more than he can handle. He begins to date a girl named Keisha who really helps him through the rough times. Andy is appointed the basketball team's captain, which is the position that Robbie held. Andy's own parents never come to the games but Robbie's parents continue to come even though their son is no longer alive. Although his visits to the psychologist are supposed to be helping Andy adjust, his grade begin to suffer and becomes really moody. Several times throughout the novel he walks out of class, snaps at someone or starts to cry uncontrollably. Everything seems to remind him of Robbie and he feels guilty for his death. B.J. and Tyron go to the school's counselor to get help for Andy but she dismisses the boys and tells that that Andy will be just fine. Robbie's psychologist suggests that Andy write a letter to Robbie's parents as a therapeutic exercise. Andy writes a letter about all the good memories he and Robbie shared and how he always felt like he was part of their family. Shortly after mailing the letter to the psychologist and to Robbie's parents, Andy is declared stable by the psychologist and only needs to speak with him on a "as needed" basis.B.J. Tyron seem to have moved on from the accident and have adjusted pretty well. Andy, however, has everyone fooled into thinking that he is adjusting well to the accident and Robbie's death except for his girlfriend Keisha. She is the only one who truly knows what kind of pain Andy is dealing with and it starts to really
Type I Diabetes
Type I Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease, characterized by the destruction of β-cells from the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The destruction leads to decreased or no production of insulin leading to elevated levels of glucose in the blood known as hyperglycemia. This leads to instant symptoms such as weight loss, polyuria and polydipsia.…
Hannah’s Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Unit 4 Capstone Project: Diabetes
January 7, 2014
Diabetes Mellitus usually occurs in children. It is a chronic metabolic disorder. It is caused when your body’s immune system starts attacking the insulin in your pancreas. A lack of insulin in the blood there is not enough glucose in the cells of the body. Most kids need to take insulin to control their diabetes.…
Living With Type 1 Diabetes
Living with Type 1 Diabetes
According to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults (approximately 80 people per day) are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the United States, and is one of the most costly chronic diseases (JDRF, 2013, para. 5). The more severe form of diabetes is type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes.…
According to the JDRF website, formally known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, last accessed on March 15, 2013, on the web page titled Type 1 Diabetes Facts:
• Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults
• Doctors do not know the exact cause of type 1 diabetes but they believe that genetics do play a role and that some type of virus may trigger it causing the body’s own immune system to mistakenly destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin…
Since the pancreas does not work correctly, diabetics have to insert insulin into the body (A.D.A.M. 1).
There are many things about diabetes that some people do not know. There are three different type of diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is also called Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and juvenile-onset diabetes (The New York Times 1). In the past three decades, type 1 diabetics have doubled (Haupt 1).…
I honestly believe I was given this disease to not
only educate, but to show kids my age with type 1 that this disease doesn't define you, but it
builds you. It creates a strong, amazing, beautiful, hardworking individual.
Being diabetic takes skill and intelligence, and most of all it takes pure dedication. When
you are a diabetic, your body instantly needs tending to, my body can’t fend for itself anymore.…
He felt the
unconscious was also a type of container for the psyche that held all repressed
sexual desires and led to pathological or mental illness. Jung felt that an
individual could begin to unlock the unconscious mind through dream
interpretation and creative activities such as writing, drawing, or painting, with the
ultimate goal for such exercises to give voice to…
These barriers may be classified as follows –
Barriers to Communication
1. Environmental Barriers – This is the same as physical noise, which could be in the form of distracting sounds, an overcrowded…
Q 1. Describe any situation that you experienced where the communication went wrong because the listening was faulty. Analyze the situation by explaining the type of listening barrier. . How could this barrier be overcome? (10 marks).
Good listening is arguably one of the most important skills to have in today's complex world. Families need good listening to face complicated stresses together. Corporate employees need it to solve complex problems quickly and stay competitive.…
How Do You View Type 1 Diabetes?
When it comes to type 1 diabetes many people seem to be confused on what it actually is. Many people see type 1 diabetes as a disease that can kill you suddenly. In fact type 1 diabetes is where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin for your body.
Your body produces insulin to give you energy. There is nothing that you can do to prevent type 1 diabetes and it mainly affects children. There is also no way to get rid of type 1 diabetes.…