Advanced warnings about the impending bombings[ edit ] In JulyRussian journalist Aleksandr Zhilin, writing in the Moskovskaya pravdawarned that there would be terrorist attacks in Moscow organised by the government. Using a leaked Kremlin document as evidence, he added that the motive would be to undermine the opponents of the Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
Summer Essay Contest Winner: Pacific University of Oregon About: Emily wrote to tell us how a decision she made as a high school student not only helped her sister but shaped her career path.
My older sister was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and had been battling this disease for months. She had gone through three rounds of chemotherapy and nothing was working. Her doctors decided that the only thing that would save her life was a bone marrow transplant.
My entire family got tested and the doctors searched through the worldwide registry of donors. My twin brother and I were both found to be perfect matches for my sister! That left me, 15 years old, being asked to give up my entire sports season and being asked to make literally a life or death decision.
Do I put myself at risk, go through a painful surgery that would cause me to be bed ridden for at least a week or do I not and risk losing my sister for good? The choice was obvious to me. No matter how many times people asked me if I was sure, I knew that I had to do whatever I could to help my sister fight for her life.
In comparison, what I was doing was nowhere near the hardships she was going through. So while my sister started radiation treatment that caused her to be even more sick, I went under the knife.
She was finally in remission! It has now been almost 5 years since the day of her transplant and the day I became a bone marrow donor and I am happy to say that she has been cancer-free ever since! This experience not only shaped who I have been but also who I want to be.
I am now majoring in Psychology in hopes of pursuing a career in Child Life Specialty to work with kids and their families who are going through similar situations as me and my family! Wichita State University About: Sometimes, we all need to take care of ourselves.
Ellen Walker wrote to us to explain how she came to this conclusion and how it will help her become better at her job of advocating for the health of others. Last year, I was offered a position working with children with special needs.
It would polish off a resume of volunteer experience with a job that promised a future and a chance for long-term employment. I was thrilled to be offered the job and immediately accepted. My personal life had been a little rocky recently, but all of those troubles faded as I went through training.
But as soon as I began the actual work, things resurfaced. My family suffered a great loss two years ago when my grandfather committed suicide.
It was a shock, and something we will never forget. Mental illness had been a part of my family for years, but until that day, I hadn't realized how much it mattered. Mental illness is a real struggle with real consequences.
Since that loss, I have discovered this truth, both in myself and in those whom I love most. I have struggled with depression and have been fortunate enough to have others share their own struggles with me. I knew it was affecting me, and I was doing everything in my power to continue living a healthy life that would one day lead me to advocate for others who shared similar or greater struggles.
That is why my new work position seemed like the perfect fit - until it wasn't. I realized very quickly that the children I spent time with at work hit a nerve.With over vendors & education seminars, The Colorado Farm Show is the premier agricultural exhibition.
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