We are so proud of Brody! He has qualified for 4 areas in gifted and talented (math, reading, art-intellectual ability and creativity) for this upcoming school year.
Academics has always been his strong point. He taught himself to read at 3 years old by putting the sounds together that he was learning at preschool and in speech therapy. He stays up to read late into the night to the point I’ve had to take away his books to get him to go to sleep.
When we first learned of his hearing loss, we questioned all of his abilities. Would he be able to learn? Would he be able to make friends? Would he graduate? Would he get a job? Of course we knew he would be able to do all of those things and more, but as a new parent with so many questions, we were scared of the future. Not anymore. We’re so proud of his accomplishments at just 9 years old.
Here’s to a future of working for NASA (and having a DJ gig on the side)! Or maybe Google since he saw what their facilities look like. 😂