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Tragedy

Updated 08/04/2017
trag·e·dy
ˈtrajədē/
noun
noun: tragedy; plural noun: tragedies
  1. 1.
    an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe.
    "a tragedy that killed 95 people"
    synonyms:disastercalamitycatastrophecataclysmmisfortunemishapblowtrialtribulationafflictionadversity
    "the flood was the worst tragedy in the city's history"
  2. 2.
    a play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character.
    synonyms:disastercalamitycatastrophecataclysmmisfortunemishapblowtrialtribulationafflictionadversity
    "the flood was the worst tragedy in the city's history"
    • the dramatic genre represented by tragedy.
      "Greek tragedy"


per·se·ver·ance
ˌpərsəˈvirəns/
noun
noun: perseverance
  1. steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
    "his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness"
    synonyms:persistencetenacitydeterminationstaying power, indefatigability, steadfastness, purposefulness; 
    patienceenduranceapplicationdiligencededicationcommitment, doggedness, assiduity, tirelessness, stamina
    intransigenceobstinacy
    informalstick-to-it-iveness; 
    formalpertinacity
    "in a competitive environment, perseverance is an invaluable asset"



Olympic hopeful cross-country skier Janine Shepherd shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery when her live and hopes abruptly change in seconds.
The message: You are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.