As a teacher at Woodbury High School, I want to thank you for coming and speaking to our students yesterday; they loved it and seemed to get a lot from it. I wanted to share a quote that I believe is apt for you if you don’t already know it. Every day I posted a “quote of the day” on my blackboard for my students.

Yesterday’s quote was a Japanese proverb: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” I think it’s particularly apt for your story and the message you share with students; life’s going to knock you down, but you have to rise above it each time. And you certainly have!

Thanks again for sharing your message,