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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pick Me!

Alex was given so many cards and letters while he was in the hospital.  Some of his favorite were from a local Kindergarten class.  This week he went and visited the morning class, next week he will visit the afternoon class.  The children were so cute and asked the funniest things.  Well, as Alex said "they didnt really ask questions, they told me stories".


How big was the lightning?


Pick Me!! Pick Me!!
 One boy said "my mom said a kid got hit by lightning, you'e not a kid" Alex replies "yes I am"  the boy says "no you're not"


4 comments:

  1. How cool! What a great way to give back! And the blessings keep coming.....

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  2. That's the funniest thing ever! Little kids always have the best question and answer sessions.

    Wouldn't it be great if we could trade out the Washington press corp for a kindergarten class?

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  3. Check out that body of wisdom sitting in that rocker!! Those photographs are priceless! Those kids will remember you forever. However, you will morph as they recount the story of your visit. You will become a man that was "seven feet tall" that "grabbed the lightning bolt with his teeth" and "then tied it in a bow!" (kids!) :)

    When I was in the hospital a class of third graders started a get well card project for me. It turned into the entire elementary school writing and sending cards. One of my favorites went something like this: "I'm sorry you got struck. Did it hurt? I like bugs." That card had little bugs with a million legs and a rainbow and a huge lightning bolt. I had the nurses put them all up on the wall as I read through them. Those drawings made me feel normal again. I went and spoke to the entire school after I was released. My message to the adults - hug your kids for an extra two seconds each time you get the opportunity. To the kids: go inside (if you can) during a storm and turn off your phones and/or games! Although cell phone companies say they aren't dangerous in a storm, my melted cell phone says differently!!

    Good job, Alex! It's important to put yourself out there and answer any and all questions put forth by both kids and adults. Everything you say has the potential of being life-saving advice!

    HUGS!!

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  4. You will be their hero, and the topic of many conversations at the dinner table! You probably look like a giant to them.
    Good job!

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Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Dane Thursday Oct 7th

Dane Thursday Oct 7th
Before Life Support was removed

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Alex's Room
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