|First Day of School 4th Grade|
The Teacher was aware he had hemophilia. The school nurse already informed her and gave her basic information.
Marques told me, the first day of school the class had to go around telling everyone something about themselves. He answered, "I have hemophilia and that is all I'm saying about that and I want to be a trillionaire".
My first response to him was, "Marques, you can't just blurt that out with no explanation". Short in sweet would of been, I have hemophilia which is a bleeding disorder and I have to wear a helmet during recess and gym to protect myself from injury. I don't think that would be hard to say, but he does. I'm not there in his shoes and he has to deal with all the question, so I remained quiet. I know he has been frustrated in the past trying to explain it to his class. However, I don't want him to not want to discuss it.
Hopefully, one day this year he will take the time to discuss it and I'm sure if someone directly asks him he will explain it. Unfortunately, I don't think he will fit his helmet the entire year....so we may be retiring it soon!