Tonight was the night Kevin gave his speech at school, to a packed audience of peers and families. He did a wonderful job, and despite a brief, unfortunate technical malfunction, he nailed it.
This was part of a program in which all the seventh and eighth graders at his school had to perform either a visual or performing art. Kevin was the only one who received a standing ovation. People were crying! Afterwards, as we were leaving, so many people - kids, parents, and teachers alike, were high-fiving Kevin, shaking his hand, and telling him what an awesome message he put out there. He made a BIG impression. My heart is so full right now, of love and pride for this amazing kid, and my faith in the ultimate goodness of people is restored.