Monday, October 10, 2011

Wyatt's Fight

Six years ago I got to teach an incredible little boy in first grade. His name is Wyatt. He was a fun, energetic, hard-working six year. At the time, he and his family were just learning about a very horrible disease that he has called Neurofibromatosis or NF. It causes hundreds of small tumors in his body and as he grows so do the tumors. They can affect any muscle or organ and can be very painful and life threatening. Wyatt is now a fun, energetic, hard-working 11 year old in the 6th grade. Life is not easy for him but he always has a smile on his face and you'll never hear him complain. He just received his wish from "The Make-a-Wish Foundation" to go with his family to Disney World. If you want to read a truly inspiring story about Wyatt, you'll want to check out his mom's blog. She is a fantastic mother and has such a great attitude about life. She tells of their amazing trip to Florida and the incredible man behind the gift. It's heart-warming to know there is such wonderful people in this world that care so much for others in need. When I see Wyatt in the halls of school I marvel at his tenacity and strong will. He truly is my hero!!

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