Will it really make a difference if I bring Mike in to speak? The proof is in the pudding, they say. So here's the pudding.
My name is Connie and you spoke at my school today ( XXXXX Middle School).
If you don't remember me, but you signed my arm! Though you signed lots of kids arms. I wanted to tell you how inspirational you were, and that right now I am going through the same thing you did. I just moved from Missouri to North Carolina, and as you would know it is hard being the new kid. I don't really have any friends and all I can think about is my old home. I can be really shy so that makes it hard. I now know that I am not alone and I am going to try harder to make friends, and be who I want to be. Don't tell anyone but my dream is to be a model. And so many people have told me to dream a little less, or that it will never happen, and I know it will be a lot of work, but because of you I know that I can do anything I put my mind to. Also one last thing, back at my old school I was miss Queen B everyone loved me, wanted to be my friend, but they didn't know my life at home. My parents were fighting 24/7 and I was caught up in drama with my best friend. So many times I thought about ending my life, but I didn't because somehow I knew that things would change and it wasn't worth it, and they did. I met my now best friend in the entire world, and now my parents love each other more than anything. You really touched my soul, and I am really happy for all the kids that get to listen to you talk, because if you connect with them and touch their hearts like you touched mine, I know they will live their lives to the fullest, and be able to speak out to other people about things that might be going on in their life. I would like to thank you again, and I will make sure when I die people will say " She was a hero".