Today Craig went to the elementary school and spoke at an assembly for 3rd graders and then spoke in 4 different 5th grade classes. He did awesome!
I tared up a few times..It was really hard hearing him express his feelings about his diagnosis and his experience with his first shot..
The first assembly he was pretty nervous..He had a speech prepared and pretty much read it.. But when he went in the classes and got more practice, he more engaged the audience and had more fun.
It was such a great experience for him and for me as well. I am SO glad he got the opportunity to do this!
I feel so blessed that he is able to talk about it and speak to others so openly about it and not be embarrassed. In fact when I asked him if he wanted to be involved in this and speak, he asked "Do I get to miss school?"
To which I said yes, then he said "ok!"
Ha.. This morning he mad this...It is the amount of shots he gets in 1 month. He had 2 volunteers come up and hold it out so everyone could see . When they did this the kids all went "oh! and awe!"
After his speech he allowed kids to ask questions.. During this I overheard many kids in each class say things like "diabetes sucks!" "that sucks" , "oh my gosh!"
As we left the school he said "thanks for setting this up mom"
I was so thankful that it was a great experience for him.
Hopefully by tomorrow I can get the video up on the blog!