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Anthony's Kindergarten Experience

Monday, March 12th I went to dinner with my husband, Anthony. I was tired but since he was home early we decided to catch up with some adult conversation. As we are sitting I recognized a woman eating across from us. She was my son's kindergarten teacher. She went above and beyond for my son Anthony and I will never forget how passionate she was as a teacher.

He was in a 10/10 2 class. Some children w/ disabilities, some without, one teacher and one aid. She really fought to keep him in her class. The principal on the other hand wanted him removed from the school. He was active, had seizures but wanted to learn to badly. She fought with the principal almost losing her job. She said that there was no child she wasn't willing to teach or help. He responded with sometimes they just can't be helped. How this arrogant man broke my heart.

She would come to my home to visit, read to him, bring him gifts and would encourage me NOT TO GIVE UP! What a beautiful, loving passionate soul.

Long story short, she since retired because of the new curriculum a few years ago. She was sitting with a friend asking her how many childrens' lives she may have impacted. Here I am telling her that she impacted my son's and my life so much at the beginning of my journey I had to mention the experience in my book "A Mother's Intuition". She had tears in her eyes and said "thank you so much you made my Mother's Day and my entire career!"

The moral of the story is I wasn't there for dinner. I was there to deliver a message to that someone who put it out into the universe!

Linda Patrissi, passionate teacher and an angel on earth. Parents DO NOT GIVE UP! THERE IS NO SUCH WORD AS CAN'T!

Love & Light, Cathy

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