Perseverance: the act of keeping on trying and not giving up, even if you are faced with obstacles or difficulties.
The citizens in Louisiana and Mississippi must show a great amount of perseverance in order to overcome the disaster brought by Hurricane Katrina. Although tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, their businesses and jobs, and even family members, they cannot give up! Life as they know it has been completely disrupted. It may take years to rebuild their communities, but with the rest of the world supporting them and sending them necessary supplies such as food, water, clothing, etc., they will persevere!
What are some other examples of perseverance that you have seen on the news?