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Today I was greeted at the door by Care Bear wanting to share her success with me! Clare is my middle daughter. She has just turned 13 in March. Clare was born at 26 weeks premature. She spent 4 ong months in the hospital fighting for her life! We knew she could face some learning disabilities and she has. This year she finally graduated from speech therapy which she has been in since birth! She has gotten herself into stem camp! She has gotten herself up to second chair in her middle school band. She has been diagnosed with a basic reading comprehension disability. She has an iep and gets special education services. She works very hard and has made leaps and gains beyond anything I could have hoped for. Tonight she brought home her map test scores She made huge gains from fall to winter and was beaming with pride. Also in her hand was a list of summer reading goal books. I thought it would be quite the treat for her if some of those books could be purchased for her on behalf of all her hard work. I told her to smile I would be posting her picture for the world and telling her story to see if anyone would like to help her learn to read better. She said, “tell them I’ll pass them on to the free store after I have read them each 100 times for another girl to read.” I said, “okay now say cheese. ” She giggled , ” Don’t show my picture to the world oh my goodness!!!” She doesn’t have any idea she is beautiful! I am attaching Clare's Wish List For Books if you feel compelled to purchase her one and have it sent to her directly! She loves getting mail!Clare Bear Book WISH LIST

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15 thoughts on “More Success For Clare Bear!

  1. Oh, Clare! I am so proud of you! I love you!

  2. Sweetannu says:

    Beautifully written. You left me teary eyed but in a positive way. God bless

  3. So happy and proud of her! Reading is one of my favorite things. And she is truly beautiful!

  4. Stylkwik says:

    Beautifully written. Heart touching.

  5. A really nice post ! worth reading.

  6. You must be so proud of her!! She has come so far. Congrats to you both!

  7. Maddy says:

    Congratulations! This is so exciting! Well done, Clare!

  8. Brandy Nicole says:

    What an accomplishment! I’m sure your very proud! And she is beautiful!

  9. lisajakesmomma says:

    Great work Clare! Keep up your hard work and you will do amazing things in life!

  10. This is so beautiful! She is so pretty. Also, she is just amazing! Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

  11. Mrs g says:

    Awww so proud of your daughter!

  12. Deeksha says:

    Your daughter is pretty and hard working just like you! God bless you all…

  13. Danielle says:

    Way to go Clare Bear! You’re an inspiration for others. Always keep smiling😊 and reading!

  14. That’s a huge accomplishment. Yay, Clare. So proud of you.

  15. RonRon says:

    A heart touching post. Love it! Congrats Clare! Amazing indeed!

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