Peanut is in third grade now. She actually loves school. As a matter of fact she cried today because she was too sick to go to school – a first! She’s running a fever, has a sore throat and headache.
Her teacher is awesome this year. Peanut says that she makes everything exciting, even math. And this year something else is exciting. For the first time in our county we have a “virtual student.” On Peanut’s first day of class we saw a huge teddy bear sitting at a desk. Ms. Lewis explained that it’s her stand in for a student who is homebound but will be attending class by videoconferencing.
The young boy has Hyper-IgM Syndrome which means he doesn’t have an immune system equipped to fight off germs. He’s adorable and so eager to be part of a real classroom.
A reporter came to visit Peanut’s classroom. She said it was about Kevin. So we waited for the newspaper to print the story. We eagerly shared the info with everyone we knew. Peanut gets to be part of a child’s life with an invisible illness and this means the world to her.
It’s not jut mom who has something wrong with her. Now she knows a child her age who is sick like mom.
Another place to learn about people with Invisible Illnesses is the yearly event being held this year for the week of September 10 – 14th – The National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.
Go take a peek, see what conferences are being held and help spread the word!