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Arizona special-needs student continues to inspire classmates

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  • Shauna Huntington Beach, CA
    April 11, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    What an outstanding story. I love it when there are stories like this to read. Though I didn't have a disability growing up I know how she felt. I was treated the same way in high school in Utah many years ago. I had my own angels that I credit for showing people that I was a good person.It only takes one or two people to see what a person really is like. Everybody should be treated like these young men treated this girl. A person never knows when they will make a difference in somebody's life.

  • Southernmiss kaysville, UT
    April 12, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    You are all inspiring! Thank you so much for being great examples and witnesses for Jesus Christ! You are already missionaries! You will all do very well in the mission field!

    My youngest 2 sons are special needs. The bullying is unbearable..both for them, and for me as a parent. My heart aches as they walk out the door every morning just knowing what their day will be like.

    Thank you for giving me hope that maybe some student will have the heart ya'll do and step up to be a real friend.

    Have a wonderful two years! I'm sure you'll be getting lots of great letters from your wonderful friend Chy! She sounds like a friend to be cherished!

  • G L W8 SPRINGVILLE, UT
    April 14, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    I've observed that kids nowadays are more thoughtful for those less advantaged than themselves than we were when growing up. A group of girls in a Spanish Fork (Utah) high school gym class recently set a typical example: when a girl with downs syndrome got hit with a ball, they were extra sensitive to her feelings and went the extra mile to make sure she knew the hit was not intentional. Maybe "political correctness", as frustrating as it is at times, has produced some desirable results.

  • Spikey Layton, UT
    April 15, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    Nice to see young people doing good around them. I'm sure Chy has now been able to teach a lot of kids the goodness of her heart, and that bullying her is the WRONG thing to do.