A great idea from a lovely 4th grade teacher! Thank you, D.C.!!
I am a 4th grade teacher. I am also a mother. I have been following your blog for a while now. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son, Ronan. I have signed the petition and I just sent an email to the parents of my students. I told them that I had a “Golden Opportunity” for them. I am going to offer extra credit to the students whose parents / friends / etc. sign the petition.
Whatever it takes, right?
Best of luck in this endeavor. I am looking forward to hearing the GOOD news!
This is a “Golden” opportunity for some bonus points I am sending this email in order to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Maya lost her son, Ronan, to childhood cancer and wants to “turn the White House gold” in order to raise awareness.
Please read the following plea from Maya:
I have been dreaming non-stop about this petition. Woody thinks there is no way we are going to get the signatures that we need. I love to prove my husband wrong, but so need your help. We only have until February 6th, to do this.
Please, sign this. It’s legit. It takes one minute. I don’t know what else to say except I cannot let Ronan down. I can’t let all these kids down who need this awareness so badly. If the awareness already existed for childhood cancer that it is so lacking when Ronan got sick, he may not have died. I can’t bring back Ronan, but I swear to you, I will help to save the kids of the future who will be diagnosed with cancer.
Please, please, please sign if you have not, and share this with anyone you can think of. We are running out of time just as these kids are and it is just not right.
You can watch a short video clip here:
If you would like to sign, you can do so here:
If you decide to sign it, let me know and I will think of a way to give the students some bonus points If you can, please forward this to your friends. Now that I am a mother, my whole outlook on life has changed.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Fourth Grade Teacher