It was the day of the homecoming parade. My friends and I made a float to enter into the contest. I knew that nothing would get in the way of me going. And then I collapsed. When I woke up I was at home. My mom walked into the room. Took my temperature and told me I had a fever. I was going to have to have to miss the parade and take a trip to the doctor. The doctor drew some blood and gave me the worst news of my life. I had Polio! Polio is a disease that has no cure. I was paralyzed from the neck down. I was put thorough a series of treatments. Read the book to hear more of the most dreadful time of my life.
Earlier this Spring, my 2nd graders added a little creative flair to our robotics unit...we decked Dash out in the latest fashions! The kids put their designs on paper, created patterns out of newspaper, and then worked on their final projects. What a fun way to end our robotics study.