Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1899 to the couple of Clarence Edmond and Grace Hall. He was the eldest of six children. Hemingway wrote about his personal experiences in war and in love during his career. His career saw its peak when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his novel The Old Man And the Sea.

Hemingway ended his life with a twelve-gauge shotgun blast to the head at the age of sixty-two. Thump, thump. Thump, thump. I listened to my heartbeat as I lay in a hospital bed.

I have had to be here for three years because of my cancer. I'm Gabriella and I'm seventeen. Some people think that living in a hospital would be pretty cool, but they don't know the half of it. You get injected, the doctor comes to check on you every few hours and you get bored. Plus the food reeks. All of a sudden I saw a boy with red hair and gray eyes being rolled into the bed next to mine.

We weren't allowed to talk so I got a piece of paper and wrote, Hi! My name is Gabriella. What is yours? I handed him the piece of paper. He wrote something down and handed it back to me.

There, on the piece of paper was a sentence that was just barely legible. It said, Nice to meet you. My name Nichol us. I'm supposing you " re in here because you have cancer? Yes, I wrote back down I've been here three years! I handed the note to him and he quickly wrote back.

Three years? Man, I can't imagine living in a hospital for three years. You get used to it, I wrote back.