"I have an invisible disease but my pain is really, real."
School starts in a little over a month and I'll go in and talk to her class like I've done before. But how do you get a bunch of 4th graders to really understand? Jordan misses a lot of school. Between her infusions, PT, eye exams and being sick her classmates think they can catch what she has. They don't believe her when she says she hurts. So, what to do??
Jordan's next infusion in less then 2 weeks. I'm bringing the camera and recording bits and pieces again. I'm going to put together another video of her day at the clinic sans the Linkin Park soundtrack ; ) I don't want her to go through another year of being called a liar or kids being afraid to play with her because they might catch arthritis.
Of course I'll let the staff see the video before I go in but I think it's important to show these kids that yes, she's different but she's not going to hurt them. Her missed days aren't fun. In fact, they suck.