”Mr. G. is special because he helped my daughter overcome the odds she was given the day she was born. My daughter was born three months early — she weighed a pound and lived in a hospital for three months connected to wires and feeding tubes. I was told she wasn’t going to be able to walk, she could be blind, wouldn’t be able to hear, talk, or be normal, and she would be behind the other kids her age.
Growing up, she was behind. She couldn’t walk till 2 1/2 years old, her hearing wasn’t as good, and she would cry because talking wasn’t easy for her and no one could understand her. At 4 years old, I enrolled her in Mr. G.’s class and everything I feared with her and school went out the window.
After 3 weeks of being in his class, she was talking more and learning at the same pace as every other student and he made it fun for her! She would crawl in bed excited to go back to school the next day, and everything he would teach her, she would come home and teach her baby sister! Mr. G is special because he helped my daughter to a brighter and better future! He’s special because he helped her overcome the odds we were given walking out of the hospital!”