Person A – Born in London, she is 88 years old. She has lived in six different countries, has had two marriages and four children, and has been the CEO of a large financial trading company.
Person B – Born in LA, California, she is 23 years old. She has two children, and currently works night shift at a local casino.
Person C – Born in Oklahoma, he is 43 years old. He is married with two children and works as a local pastor in a large denomination church.
Person D – Born in New England, he is 33 years old. He is not married and has no children. He resides at a federal detention center, having been sentenced to a 25-year prison term for a crime he says he did not commit.
Based on this information you have here answer these questions:
Person A has a medical diagnosis of Dementia, Person B has ovarian cancer, Person C has HIV, Person D has self-inflicted abdominal wound.
Are you surprised to learn of each person’s diagnosis? How may some people treat each person differently because of their diagnosis?