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  1. Lucy
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    Wow – awesome. What an articulate, thoughtful young man DJ has grown into. You must be very proud. Tell him hello from me.

    1. Kelli
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      Thanks, Lucy. Our kids have been through so much. We are so blessed to have had Social Thinking. Just look at them now! I’ll pass on your words to DJ.

  2. H
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    Awesome job DJ!!! You bring tears to my eyes and song to my heart. xoxo

    1. Kelli
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      Oh my gosh! You aren’t going to start singing, Sis, are you? LOL

  3. Tosh
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    beautifully written and expressed DJ!!!! You’re going to be happy and successful in life, I just KNOW it!!!!!

    1. Kelli
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      He says, “Thanks, Miss Tosh.”

  4. Viji
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    Wow Kelli! Excellent writing by DJ. I don’t know him well. But you are right, you don’t have to worry. This kid defintely gets it.

    1. Kelli
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      Just think, Viji, two more years and it will be our sophomores going through it!

  5. Liz
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    What a wonderful essay and wonderful young man he has grown to be!

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      I think he takes after his mom, don’t you? 🙂

  6. Emma
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    Go get them!! DJ you inspire me so much!!!!

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      He says, “Thanks!”

  7. Lisa Boucher
    Lisa Boucher at | | Reply

    DJ, I am inspired and impressed with your honest and open expression, and with your mom for her keen encouragement. There are so many more wonderful experiences ahead for you…exciting to watch and hear about.

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      He was really touched by your comments, Lea. Thank you!

  8. thatawkwardkid93
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    I have to say, joining the Drama club in HS helped me in the much same way. I was able to put on a character that was not me. It was much easier to express my characters feelings than my own. (Even though both had very similar feelings.) And I found that I fit in perfectly with all the other people that didn’t fit in.

    1. Kelli
      Kelli at | | Reply

      That’s it exactly, Allie. Finding your niche and being accepted for being yourself – quirks and all. Thanks for sharing!

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