Wednesday, September 19, 2012

John (Jake) Bingham's Intro

I was born in Westerville Ohio and lived there until fourth grade. I moved to O'Fallon Missouri and I started my competitive soccer career. I played for a great team even though we lost a lot I still had a lot of fun. I eventually moved back to Ohio because my dad received a promotion and continued to play soccer. I also started to get into snowboarding and paint balling. I also love to play video games even though I am not really proud of my addiction. I also work at the Columbus Zoo and sell food to the people wondering the zoo. A lot of people actually don't know that I received vary bad second degree burns from this job. My hand went into a deep-frier while I was attempting to clean it. So ever since I have been looking for a different job.

The essay, "On Washing Hands" made me realize how many diseases where really in hospitals and the precautions the try to take to prevent these infections from spreading. I always knew a hospital was a place where a disease could explode, but I never knew the doctors and nurses where always fighting to prevent these diseases from spreading. I was shocked when the book said, "Each year two million Americans acquire an infection while they are in the hospital. Ninety thousand die of that infection" because I have been in the hospital several times for serious injuries.


  1. You're missing a quote at the beginning of your second paragraph. I was surprised how little doctors wash their hands aswell.

  2. You should try adding a quote from the story that will show when you had your realization.

  3. I was also shocked by the amount of times doctors wash their hands compared to how much they're supposed to.


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