Hi! Sorry I didn't post this last night, but after our outing, we went out to dinner to celebrate!!
First, let me start with our day in class. Not to be a downer, but did you know that 20% of teens experience depression?? That's 1 out of 5 of our kids! And with nerve amplification, it seems to be a given- who knew pain would cause depression!?! And how many of us actually knew that depression is a brain disorder?? We watched an amazing video of a young man who hid his depression from everyone- but thankfully before he took his life, he recognized it and he has become a speaker sharing his story so hopefully depression will lose its stigma and more lives will be saved! http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_breel_confessions
After this "depressing" news, we finished our day with an outing to a rock climbing gym. It wasn't Payton's choice, but wow did she come back to life in this setting!! She had so much fun climbing but truly she had the most fun motivating the others to climb! One of the parents said that Payton is training to be a motivational speaker!
It is difficult to believe that Payton was in a wheelchair a month ago, having difficulty putting weight on her heels and feet!!
This program is amazing! We are so thankful that God led us here!!