My precious Eddie.
8/19/78 – 12/11/18
Eddie was an angel, never being angry at anyone for anything. Hit by a car, at 12 years old, labeled special education in New York City. I became his strongest advocate, always pushing assertively for his needs. He had a seizure disorder, tremors in both hands, impulsivity, lack of judgement, Traumatic Brain Injury!
He wanted to be an anesthesiologist. While in elementary school, was an all American jock, gorgeous, 6ft 2 in, very popular in school, was an A student. After that accident, he became a D – F student, always struggling. However, he graduated with a regular diploma, thanks to my mom who studied with him so he could pass the RCT’s, which he did!
His final 16 years were in a nursing home, where we visited, took him out, and the whole staff loved him!!!
Missing my Eddie every single day, and this is why I’m on the path to become a special education teacher and help the many students who have special needs and advocate for them and their families!
Thank you for letting me share part of my Eddie’s story.