a time a friend helped you or when you helped a friend
How I Helped my Friend with a Patella Injury
How I Helped my Friend with a Patella Injury
Friendship is a significant aspect of human life because every person is not self-sufficient. It is regrettable to see a friend who is suffering and needs our help but pretends that everything is okay. I strongly believe that if all people have compassion, the world would be the most delightful place to live. Sometimes, any person can go to a state of unfavorable situations and stress, and in such a condition it is important to act accordingly and provide assistance for that person to come out of that situation. In this essay, I will give a narration about how I assisted my friend during my seventh grade after he got a patella injury while playing soccer (Sierksma, Thijs, & Verkuyten, 2014).
It was games time, and everyone was in the field. We all missed playing football after a long holiday. As soon as the game started, it started pouring heavily, but no one anticipated the harmful it would cause. Instead, everyone was excited about the first match. As we continued playing the more slippery the playing ground became. My friend James accidentally felled and injured his right leg. The game continued as we all thought that it was just an obvious slide but I had him yelling to me help! At that time, I realized that my friend was in real trouble. At first, I was shocked to see him with a dislocated patella, and my immediate response was to run to the games instructor office to inform him to call an ambulance.
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After calling the ambulance, we all carried James out of the drizzling ground to the office. As a first aid member, I immobilized his leg, applied ice, and wrapped it with a compression bandage. After 10 minutes the ambulance had arrived took James to the hospital.
The next day my friend came to school with a giant knee immobilizer. Despite every student watching him, surprised I knew I had a responsibility to take care of my friend. James was prescribed with pain relievers medicines which I made sure that he took the drugs at the right time. Also, during games time, the coach and I assisted James in exercises such as stretching, isometric exercise and applying ice on the knee to reduce the pain level (Duignan & McGibney, 2017). Also, picked food for him in the school kitchen and encouraged him to eat even though he was not on appetite sometimes.
Many times, my friend would miss school, and I took the responsibility of taking my books to his home and also to encourage him that he will get well soon. He was scheduled for a two hours’ physical therapy every evening which made it impossible for him to attend the evening classes. Additionally, another effort I made was to invite my classmates to James’s home to cheer him up. Also, I brought him favorite Hollywood collection and magazines to make sure that the time he didn’t come to school, he had no boredom environment. In two weeks’, time, the patella condition was becoming stable, and he could freely walk without having immobilized leg.
The act of helping my friend gave me the satisfaction that is impossible to describe. According to me, compassion towards each other is what we need to fulfill our internal joy. Our friendship became stronger and worked together by inspiring each other to reach our goals. Additionally, our friendship helped me define my life priorities, steered each other behaviors and thoughts towards achieving our life projects (Sierksma, Thijs, & Verkuyten, 2014). Also, through friendship influence, we started to raise money for charity and making some improvements in society. Even now, we are still best friends which can be traced back since our seventh grade.
In conclusion, friendship is a significant aspect for every person. Through friendship, we can assist our friend who is facing life difficulties, cheer them up, and make them feel their importance in society (Sierksma, Thijs, & Verkuyten, 2014). When I took the obligation to help my friend wholeheartedly, I learned other compassionate activities such as charity, better first aid management skills, and responsibility aspects that every individual is required to have. The compassion act to my friend gave me satisfaction and learned that a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Duignan, M., & McGibney, M. (2017). Patellar dislocation: Not the bee’s knees. International emergency nursing, 31, 36-40.
Sierksma, J., Thijs, J., & Verkuyten, M. (2014). With a little help from my friends: Bystander context and children’s attitude toward peer helping. The Journal of social psychology, 154(2), 142-154.
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