Friday, June 8, 2018

Laurel's Birthday and Total Inclusion



June 8, 2018
aka Laurel's 9th Birthday

Roseville, CA

Laurel woke up excited to be a 9-year-old early this morning, but it's what she did to make this day special for someone else is what really melted my heart. Today is her last day of third grade and her teacher said she could bring in a birthday treat. Laurel was concerned because a classmate can't eat gluten. The teacher told us not to worry about doing something extra (I think they would have provided a gluten free treat), but that wasn't good enough for Laurel. She wanted to get a treat that every kid could eat...100% inclusion for her birthday celebration. Lisa helped Laurel taste and purchase gluten free birthday cupcakes earlier in the week for her class to enjoy today. Just after Lisa delivered the cupcakes, the teacher asked Laurel's class if anyone knew, "why it was a special day?" Laurel's gluten free friend was the first to raise his hand and his answer was, "because there's gluten free treats for everyone"? I couldn't be more proud of Laurel and her staunch advocate heart.


3 comments:

  1. I am someone allergic to so many foods. A gesture like this is tremendous. Hugs for the very special and thoughtful birthday princess.

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    1. Thank you, she has a huge heart that includes everyone. (Sorry, just seeing this now.)

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    2. I just read your comment to Laurel and she said, "Sorry you are allergic to so many foods and thank you for the compliment".

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