I have to share this with the world!
Both my sons completed their GED testing successfully today. We just got the Certificates in the mail. I am so very proud of them.
It’s been a difficult path for them. They came to the US from Estonia, speaking only Russian and knowing only the cyrillic alphabet. At 9 and 10 years old, they entered the third and fourth grades where the primary task was learning English. It took most of the first year and part of the second for them to get this grounding. By then, they were four or five years behind their classmates. So, school has also been a thorn in their sides.
But that’s over now. They are GRADUATES!
Andrew can now start college classes and work on his plan to be a police officer. Stephen wants to work on an Automotive related degree program. A major hurdle has been jumped in their lives. A door has been opened for them!
Stephen remarked that one reason it took so long is because he feared failing it and having to re-take it. Based on his high scores, he knows now he had no reason to fear it. He learned much about himself in this adventure. My advice to him was, if he ever has doubts about himself, just look at his Certificate and know he can do anything he puts his mind to.
I am proud and so is Stephen’s God Father, Patrick, who’s been pushing him on this for three years! Likewise, their Godmother, Gail, is also proud of them. Without her help paying for the exam fees, this would not have been possible.
So, out into the vast ocean that is the Internet, I send this message in a bottle. If you read it, share in our pleasure and pride.
© 2012 DevonTexas
I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time.
In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee
I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them in www.DevonTexas.com
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