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TOPIC: A Zip Lining Story

A Zip Lining Story 28 Oct 2016 12:49 #10728

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I was surfing through CNN.com and came across a heart touching story of a 28 year old, her name is Aimee Copeland. She contracted a flesh eating bacteria just from cutting herself with a sharp rock after falling from a zip line. After contracting the bacteria she lost her four limbs (both hands and both legs). She is a strong human being after her battle of fighting for her life and surviving. Copeland has completed two Master’s Degree’s in Psychology and Social Work. Her ambition is to work with the hospital that she is currently interning in; her focus will lean towards counseling those who have had traumatic, life-threatening injuries in spinal cords, brain and other traumatic injuries. I can honestly take her story as an inspiration onto pushing forward in every circumstance. I thought this story served as an eye opener and a form to identify myself as a fellow student. We all as human beings live our daily lives with battles and obstacles and admiring that Copeland has worked hard to complete her second Master’s Degree while being disabled is outstanding to see. I hope that whoever has gotten to the end of my post can visit more on her story on CNN.com.

www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/health/aimee-copeland/index.html
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A Zip Lining Story 30 Oct 2016 18:45 #10753

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That's terrible that Aimee had lost her limbs. When I was reading your post, I was actually expecting her to die or something since the news I usually read are downers. So, while reading, I actually thought of something I learned in economics class. It's call social efficiency. It's the idea of maximizing social value in a product. If I drew on a thousand dollar painting, then the painting's value would be decreased to nearly null. So, that would not be partake in social efficiency. Why did I bring this up? Imagine Aimee was not able to push through and achieve her aspirations. It would be such a waste. It's just like child abuse, it's ruining something that is, and was, great.
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