"Hey, everybody, I'M GOING TO SCHOOL!"
Happy news - my little burn victim buddy Rudenchly has been accepted to our elementary school, Academie La Saline. He'll start preschool in September. Ever since I helped get Rudenchly the surgeries that helped him walk, his mom, Leila, a courageous single mom of 3 children with a 4th on the way, has relied on me to help keep her family fed. This year, we hired her as our clinic cleaning woman, but she and her kids still look hungry all the time. Having Ruden in our school is quite a break for her. It means that he will get 2 meals a day, 5 days a week, and a virtually free education. She is very happy, so am I, and so is he!