Program of Study
Grade 9 - Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
Grade 10 - Human Body Systems
Grade 11 - Medical Interventions
Grade 12 - Biomedical Innovation PLTWW Biomed CWE
It took a while to get a date down that would work for Becca and the wonderful Chai Lifeline volunteers we are close with, but finally we did, Sunday, June 4th. It was small but meaningful...4 volunteers, Becca, Brian and I went rollerskating. Well, some of us skated and the others watched. Rollerskating is hard work but lots of fun. We sang happy birthday, had cup cakes and Becca got a few things to take to camp with her. When we were done, we went outside and did a balloon release wishing Ian a happy belated birthday.
Every photo has a story behind it. Ian had many caregivers in his life, one of his first ones was Alyssa, his camp counselor from Camp Milldale. Alyssa was with Ian for 3 summers and would continue to visit and spend time with our family after she moved onto her teaching career. The other day I got an email from her with this amazing photo. It brought back so many wonderful stories of their time together....so I asked Alyssa if she was game to share the story behind the photo. In Alyssa's words...
One of Ian's favorite games to play when I came to babysit or visit was doctor, and of course, he was the doctor. I knew exactly where you kept the doctor's kit in the basement because I was always immediately sent downstairs to get it when I walked in the door. In the earlier years, I would lie down on the couch and Ian would use the various tools to examine me or give me shots. I underwent at least 20 "surgeries" in his capable hands...or should I say maybe not so capable because at least once or twice he forgot to sew me back up or put my brain back :-) Later on when he was not as mobile, he would still boss me around, telling me which tools to hand him and what to do with them. Then it was my own fault if my brain got left out of my head ;p When I think about Ian, this is one of my favorite memories.
Thanks for sharing Alyssa and putting a smile on our faces with this wonderful photo and story.
|Thank you to my co-workers at Chizuk Amuno for purchasing this for us.|