Reflective Response - and recognizing of his injury. Of...

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Reflective Response Education 215 Emma Fortune Over the years, I have come into contact with numerous people with many various disabilities. However one individual made a significant impact on my life. My Business Law and United States History teacher in high school will always be someone I look up to. When I was in tenth grade, I had Mr. Compton for a class and I absolutely loved him. He was so outgoing and willing to always help others. I was impacted greatly by his teachings and I knew that one day I wanted to be as great of a teacher as he proves himself to be. Not only did he not have any teaching disabilities, he had no physical disabilities either. However when it was about time for Christmas break, our principal came into the class and told us there had been an accident. Mr. Compton had slipped when climbing down from a deer stand and was immediately paralyzed from the waist down. We were all in shock that this could have happened, changing his life so rapidly. After finally being able to see him again, I was amazed at his ability to be so open
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Unformatted text preview: and recognizing of his injury. Of course Mr. Compton was sad deep down, but on the outside he acted the exact same. Having him as a teacher before and after the accident, allowed me to see that there really was no difference to him except physically. He was very blessed to be alive and he accepted his disabilities. For his life to change so drastically in just a matter of seconds, I commend him of his ability to go on with his life and trust that faith led him to where he is today. Mr. Compton has given me someone to really acknowledge and look up to. He is a great person and a strong person at that. Having your life change from being able to walk to being in a wheelchair, with no sensation from the waist down, is a tremendous adjustment. He has proven that disabilities may impact some activities that a person may do, but a disabled person does not have to let the fact of having a disability run their life....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course THEATRE 101 taught by Professor Baxter during the Spring '08 term at Coastal Carolina University.

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