Alex Carter
The Occurrence

AwardBlue Ribbon

SchoolOrange High School

CityPepper Pike, Ohio

TeachersBarbara Greenberg, Kathy Frazier

InternAdaeze Okafor


Writer's Statement

I came up with these ideas from the experience I had with my Great-Aunt Rita and her struggles with this horrible disease. She inspired me to create a truthful account of what she went through. I have experienced all these events with her. It was a tough road that my family traveled with her to get her in a better place. She is now on medication, and her deterioration seems to have slowed.


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