Melissa and Abby McGowan visited East Catholic School in Pittsburgh, PA to share their ChooseKind message with 120 students ranging in ages from nine to thirteen. Abby shared what it is like to live with a facial difference. Mom, Melissa, shared what a delight it is to have a child like Abby for a daughter. Melissa and Abby talked about Abby’s birth, surgeries, medical appointments, which set her apart from many kids., but they also talked about aspects of her life that make her just like every other kid her age. She loves school, reading, and playing games with her three sisters. She cooks and crafts with her mom.
An East Catholic School teacher and organizer of the event, said of the McGowan’s presentation, “Having Abby take part in the talk was a wonderful part of it. The students and faculty thoroughly enjoyed every single part! The presentation was very enlightening and informative! We were blessed to have been able to have Melissa and Abby come and speak to us. The children were so touched by them, they want to have a dress down day to donate the money to CCA!”
Thank you East Catholic for hosting Abby and Melissa. We are so grateful that we can count you as one of our #ChooseKind schools. Keep up the great work. Be kind, choose kind, the world needs more of it.