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Kamilee Poss, Kellen Hatfield, Kevin BacaCWV-101November 13, 2019Jonathan SharpeGroup Project: Guided Analysis – Suffering 1.Everyone Responds to this Question Individually:Describe a time when you experienced a significant period of suffering. How did you deal with that experience? How did you find comfort in the midst of suffering?(Kellen): A significant part of my life where I experienced suffering was during my senior year of high school. It was tough year and experience for me because both my sister and mother were going through medical issues that caused them to be taken to the hospital. My mother had a stomach “tumor” festering in her stomach after she had had a colonoscopy and her colon was punctured during the procedure and it caused her to have to be hospitalized, but before then it caused severe pain to herself when it initially happened. On the other hand, my sister had contracted pseudo-seizures after she had gotten another concussion playing basketball and she was unable to speak for almost two months. Both these instances happened within each other, which made it harder for me at the beginning of my senior year to juggle school, work, and not having the two most important women in my life in the same house as me or being their normal selves at all. I honestly dealt with both of these incidents by listening to music frequently and praying to God because I had started to go back to church and youth group regularly before both these things happened. Doing both of these things helped me find comfort as well, but also visiting my mother helped as well and made me realize that everything was going to be okay. These incidents also helped me become more open and emotional as a human being because I used to be more closed off to people in many instances of high school and life.(Kamilee): A time in my life that I experienced a significant amount of suffering has actually been this last year. January of 2018, I lost my uncle to a motorcycle accident. We were very close, and his death took a huge toll on my mental health. I started having trouble in school and did not really want to talk to anyone. Eventually, I learned to control my emotions. I still grieve his death every day, but I know the time and the place for me to do that. Everyone in my family had a really hard time with his death. Then, August 1, 2019, my other uncle, who is 18 years old, god in an extremely bad car accident. He was in the ICU in a coma for 68 days with a 0% chanceof recovery. He is now on day 108 and he is out of a coma but still suffering from a lot of brain damage. Lastly, on October 26, 2019. I woke up to a call that my grandmother died. We were also very close, and it turned my whole life upside down. After losing so many people in just a year, my mental health deteriorated fast. If it wasn’t for my friends and family, I would have dug
myself into a deep depressing hole. Having the people I do have in my life is the only way I havefound comfort in this past year. I am just thankful for the people that I do have in my life.