Say Something Nice

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Holding HandsHere’s a little message from Kid President. You might remember his pep talk that I shared with you at the first of the school year. Kid President’s back-story, in case you don’t know it, is pretty inspirational. He has a rare genetic bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta which is sometimes known as “Brittle Bone Disease.” He is at high-risk for bone fractures, has had over 70 broken bones and 13 surgeries in his young life, and has steel rods in both legs. Despite all of this, he maintains a sunny disposition and is trying to make a difference in the world through his messages.

I have known two children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta throughout my career, and both of them were truly inspirational to me. Despite all of their difficulties and complications, like Kid President, they maintained a joyful spirit. If you would like more information about Osteogenesis Imperfecta, here is a link to the foundation for the disorder: http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer

The message from Kid President, which focuses on 20 things that we should say more often, has common sense suggestions with some humor mixed in as well. I hope that you enjoy it and I hope that you have a delightful Thanksgiving holiday! http://safeshare.tv/w/QtUrcftGQS

Say Something Nice

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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