The students at our local junior high in seventh grade have been learning about genetics, and have been following Alex's blog for a while learning about special needs. What it is like to care for someone with special needs, and being amazed at how such a little man can make such a big impression. The most important thing I think they have learned is seeing those with special needs in a new light. To eliminate the word retarded from their vocabulary, and to boldly speak up when someone else uses it. They have seen that those with special needs might not be typical, but that it takes a special someone to be able to make such an impact.
So to you students, I want to thank you. Thank you for the ornaments, thank you so much for your kind letters full of love for Alex, and thank you for forever seeing special needs in a new way. I hope you continue to read the blog, and watch Alex impress. To those of you who will grow up to be physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, developmental therapists, teachers, doctors, nurses. Remember Alex, love on those with special needs, and be gentle with their mommas. To those of you who will be in the business field, or hard labor, to those of you who will be self employed, smile and be kind to those with special needs, see them as equals, and teach your children the same. Finally, to those of you who will become parents to a special needs child, smile through the hard times, love on them every moment you can, make it count, and show the world how great it can be!