Send Shayden to a 2e Private School

My son, Shayden, is a highly gifted 9 1/2 year old who was diagnosed with Developmental Dyspraxia last year.  This affects his gross and fine motor skills and he is unable to write and is not very good in sports. It also affects his ability to manage his emotions.  Because of his challenges he is being teased and bullied at his public school.  Shayden is the most polite, kind, empathetic, funny and kind kid you'll ever meet.  All he wants is to feel normal and have friends.  There's an incredible private school called Bridges Academy that teaches 2e (twice exeptional) kids.  2e stands for gifted with a disability and that's my son.  The tuition is $35,000 a year and we are hoping to ultimately get reimbursed by the school district and if that happens we will happily pay back all contributions as soon as we are reimbursed.  There is no guarantee we will win our case but I'm determined to send Shayden to Bridges as it will change his life for the better.  My son deserves to be safe in a school that understands and embraces both his gifts and his challenges.  You can google Bridges Academy to learn more about this incredible school.  My husband and I both work full time yet we are barely making ends meet so the tuition is out of reach so here I am, doing something that doesn't come easy to me, asking for help.  Please donate what you can to give an incredible gifted young boy a chance to realize his full potential and grow into a brilliant man.


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Wendei Melnick Smith 
Burbank, CA
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