Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Differently Abled

Friday of last week all students at Mann School were treated to a very unique assembly with motivational speaker, Lloyd Bachrach. A para-Olympian, Lloyd talked with children about overcoming adversity and achieving dreams with the abilities you have. His story is one that is sure to inspire herds of people across the country and Mann students were so fortunate to witness his different abilities. 

His message can be summarized with his five keys to life success. He credits making his dreams come true by following these keys and getting some timely assistance from teachers, coaches, and other significant people in his life. He likes to call these people "dream makers." He certainly was a spectacle to behold. Thanks to the Mann PTO for inviting such a tremendous individual to speak to our students! 

1. Have high self-esteem.
2. Have a positive attitude.
3. Set goals for yourself.
4. Persevere - never give up!
5. Take care of your health - mind, body, and spirit.

"The only limitations we have are the ones we place on ourselves." - Lloyd Bachrach