thehippiearmywife thehippiearmywife

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Honolulu, Hawaii  I know I haven't been active lately, sorry. I've been busy being a surf mom to Adaptive Surfer @surfthewaveyouregiven Check Her OUT!

Well it took 11 schools and 2 extra years (but only 4 of HS), but I never doubted that he could do it. Aaron graduated yesterday with a diploma instead of the certificate most special ed kids get. It's been a long hard road. Most of the teachers we've come up against (yes, against not with) have constantly tried to push us in the direction of a certificate, advising us to be "realistic" in our expectations. To them I would say, "Kids achieve what you expect of them. I expect more. So should you." We couldn't have finished this 4 years of HS without the help of a very special teacher, Donna Leong. She has been there every step of the way, helping Aaron before school, at lunch, after school, and anything else it took to make sure he could have access to the education he deserved. I know she had her doubts, but these crazy parents kept pushing through, and she had our backs. Thank you Donna. #donnaleong
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First time on a wave. 2010

It's a beautiful day here on the North Shore for the start of the new HSA season #thehippiearmywife #northshore #rainbow #oahu #ocean #waves #preteendramaqueen #pacific #luckyweliveinhawaii #livealoha #unrealhawaii