I thought you might like an update on P, who first saw you back in 2005 and did the Fun Friends program. She is now in Year 11 and achieving amazing results. Her first report card for senior showed 3 A’s and 2 B’s. She excels at all things musical, singing, playing the piano, guitar and drums (you name it she can pick any instrument up and play it). Last year she was lead in the school musical and this year she has been accepted into the State Honours Ensemble Program at the Conservatorium for Voice. She hopes to complete a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Teaching when she graduates.
Earlier this year she became very ill and after three months of testing was diagnosed with a serious neurological condition, which thanks to the wonderful work of her neurologists and neurosurgeon is under control. Although not life threatening it was/is certainly life limiting for P and she drew on her inner strength to keep giving her all at everything she does.
We knew when we did the Fun Friends program with you back in 2005 that it was something special, but we now know that the early intervention and the skills she learnt through Fun Friends have been the basis for her resilience, strength and success now.
Thank you Paula from the bottom of our hearts for your work and the difference it makes in children (and families) lives.
M and J