claim: Ariana Berlin is a hero because of her outstanding achievements. Evidence: She had a movie made about her to show her story. She was a level ten gymnast and planning to go to the Olympics the year after. She got in a car accident with her mother and had to get a metal pole placed in her leg during surgery. She had to relearn how to walk and it took a lot out of her training and sadly she wasn't able to go to the Olympics. Although she couldn't go to the Olympics, she had hopes in getting on the UCLA gymnastics team. While training to get into UCLA she was helping some new friends train in dance. She ended up learning some new skills from dancing with them. She tried out for the UCLA team and made it. She taught the girls on the team some dance moves to spice up their routines. As of now she is really close friends with the UCLA coach.
This artifact shows that Ariana Berlin is a hero because she had a movie made after her "Full Out". The movie talks all about her story and how she is an inspiration to many. In the movie it shows that she is intrepid because she couldn't walk but worked hard, and she was told that she wouldn't be able to do gymnastics again but she worked and eventually became a level 10 gymnast again. I ranked this as the highest because what she did was so amazing that they made a movie all about it and how she persevered threw her injury and had hope and that's what kept her going.
I thought this video really shows that Ariana Berlin is a hero. It's a video of Ariana Berlin herself talking about what happened to her and how she kept trying until she got what she wanted. I also think it was a little sad because she was talking about how she broke down crying because she thought she would never be able to do gymnastics again. I rank this video as number two because it's so inspirational and I think if you are feeling upset because you can't do something, you should watch this video and it will make you feel much better.
In this video Ariana Berlin and Ana Golja get interviewed about the movie "Full Out". In the interview Ana Golja, who plays Ariana Berlin in the movie, says that it was just some audition that she got as usual. Then she said that as soon as she read the script she was so inspired by her story and she said she needed that part. She even took gymnastics lessons so she could feel the part and really portray Ariana and make the character really show what Ariana is like. I put this as artifact three because it is oh so very important because it shows that someone else was inspired by her story and even an actress.
This shows how Ariana Berlin is a hero because she was stuck in the hospital after getting in a car accident. The doctors and therapists all told her the same thing " You won't be able to do gymnastics again". She didn't want to believe it so she didn't believe it. After she got out of the hospital she went to physical therapy. At physical therapy she was in a wheel chair. Her physical therapist had to teach her how to walk again. Of course it was really hard to relearn how to walk but she persevered and did it. I ranked this as number 4 because I think this is important to show she is a hero. Thinking about how she could do all these amazing things helps me do things that seem hard to me. She also inspires me to try new gymnastics tricks, even though I'm defiantly not at her level.
This video shows what Ariana Berlin can do on the bars after her accident. She has recovered so much. Sometimes I get stuck doing a trick that is very hard for me and I think about how she persevered and went from not being able to walk, to being an amazing gymnast, maybe even better than before. I rank this as number four because it's not as good evidence as the other but it visually shows how good of gymnast she is even after getting in a really bad car accident.