Princess Diana

                                  Diana Was an-aiD, She Was Not Even Afraid.

                                                  by Garrett Livingston

Who cared for patients? Who stopped some landmines? Who sacrificed their royal life for others? That “who” is Princess Diana!

I would like to nominate Diana Spencer (Princess Diana) for the “Robert Burns Humanitarian Award” because she helped improve the lives of others through her work with A.I.D.S. and landmines. As mentioned previously, she sacrificed the royalty in her life for the betterment of humanity.

Diana Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 in Norfolk, England. She had two older sisters and soon a younger brother. Spencer was sent to Riddlesworth Hall as her first ever school and boarding school. At the age of 12, Spencer went to another boarding school named West Heath. When she finished school she threw away the fun life with her friends to work as a nanny and then became a kindergarten teacher. On July 29, 1981 Spencer married Prince Charles and became Princess Diana while over 1,000,600,000 people watched on TV or in person. After that moment, everywhere she went, she was the center of attention. On June 21, 1982 Prince William was born. On September 15, 1984, Prince Henry was born. Spencer often broke tradition by bringing her sons to places such as Disney World or McDonald’s. Princess Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996.

Although she was going through bad times, the very year she divorced she spent 1.4 million dollars on the Chicago hospitals for cancer. Spencer knew she could help sickness because people would listen to her. Not only did she help cancer patients, she opened a hospital dedicated to AIDS patients. The downfall was that many people assumed the disease was contagious to the touch. Dr. Mike Adler, owner of a new AIDS wing in Middlesex Hospital, asked Spencer to shake hands with a patient to prove that it wasn’t contagious and she accepted his request and shook hands of AIDS patients. Another impact on humanity was Lady Diana’s work to stop landmines. She visited landmine surviors and spoke out against landmines and their impact on innocent people. Later Spencer decided to work for the British Red Cross to stop landmines.

One day when she was driving, she got into a paparazzi chase in which she died in a car crash. It was a sad and emotional time with the people of London who now hated the paparazzi more than ever.

One of Spencer’s qualities is her great compassion for others. She proved this compassion for others when she was in the hospital shaking hands with an aids’ patient and made an impact on the thoughts of others. Another quality she has is her ability to sacrifice royalty for others lives like when she divorced to Prince Charles and went off to do more philanthropy work.

Who cared for patients? Who stopped some landmines? Who sacrificed their royal life for others? That “who” is Princess Diana!

Diana Spencer should win the Robert Burns Humanitarian award because she helped with A.I.D.S., landmines, and cancer.

Diana was an-aiD, She was not even Afraid.

Works Cited

Darling, David J. Diana, the People's Princess. Minneapolis, MN: Dillon, 1984. Print. Citation 2

Krohn, Katherine E. Princess Diana. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1999. Print. Citation 1

Levchuck, Caroline M. Learning about Charity from the Life of Princess Diana. New York: PowerKids, 1999. Print. Citation 3

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