Before I publish my book as an eBook, I wanted people who have impacted my life to be able to read it first. This week has been really memorable. I printed a few copies of my book to give to these people. Since Sunday, I have been visiting people who have helped make my story possible. This week has been really memorable for me.
It was really difficult keeping it a secret but most people did not know about “Drop-eration”.
On Monday, I surprised some of the people who helped me with my book.
I spent most of Tuesday in my hometown, visiting schools I attended, doctors, and the hospital that has taken care of my family.
The most memorable part of this project was visiting the schools I grew up in.
I started by stopping by my elementary school. Though most of my teachers have retired, most of the staff knew of my family because my siblings also went there. When I visited the school, I wasn’t really sure how it would work. I met with the principal and she took me on a tour of the school. I got to visit most of the classrooms and met a lot of the students. I was introduced to them as an alumni and an author. We talked about how everyone has a story to share. In a few classes, all of the students clapped for me- and it made me tear up at times. It was an incredible experience!
Then I went to my high school and surprised one of my counselors. I might get to be a guest speaker and talk about college and overcoming challenges.
My last stop was my middle school. I met the principal and she also offered me the chance to talk to students. Then she called in my middle school English teacher (who had no idea I was coming).
Yesterday definitely was a day that I will never forget. I am so thankful that I have been able to thank the people who have changed my life and been supportive of my family during difficult times.
There are more surprises to come soon! I’m hoping to publish my eBook on February 28th because it’s Rare Disease Day and it’s close to a few significant days in my life.