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Unformatted text preview: Mairs describes the uncertainty of a (correct) diagnosis early on, the kind of person she was before, and how that has changed and not changed since her illness. She discusses her need for assistance, but balances that by saying that there are many people around her willing to help. Furthermore, she talks about her dependence on her family and how good her family treated her. Mairs hates that our society is obsessed with physical appearance and normality. She states that, "anyone who deviates from the norm better find some way to compensate." This shows that she believes that American society has high expectations. She ends the essay by stating how she is getting used to having MS and how she isn't sorry anymore that she is a cripple. Mairs is thankful for what she has and the people who help her in her life. Overall, she is proud of herself and has recognized that life is what one makes it to be....
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2011 for the course ENG 115 taught by Professor Kathschull during the Spring '11 term at Lane Community College.
- Spring '11