Will is one special guy. We found out about Will last year when school administrators felt he couldn’t stay in regular classrooms. Will was born with Nager Syndrome and one of the issues he has had to deal with since birth is the absence of thumbs. And now he could not keep up in the classroom because he was being slowed down too much by not having the full, rapid use of all ten fingers.
We at Pedaling for Kids are thankful we were able to provide Will an iPad. Once again, our trusted friend and consultant Susan Elder, evaluated Will and the situation and chose the perfect iPad applications to help him. Not only is Will doing great in school, but his essay “Laws of Life” was recently chosen as one of the top essays in the entire school system! As an even greater honor, Will was then asked to read it to the Muscogee County School Board. Here is part of an email one of our Board Members, Rhonda Eysel, sent me when she heard the news about Will’s recent honor. Her words could not summarize better all of our feelings about Will:
“I’m so touched and moved by his bright spirit and willingness to persevere despite how many odds are stacked against him. What a blessing he is and I have to believe God is using him in ways one can only imagine. And he wrote it on the iPad PFK gave him!”
To better share the spirit of Will we have included a special section committed just to him. I encourage everyone to first read his essay on PowerPoint, then watch the video of Will’s presentation to the School Board. Will is one special guy.