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My Friend Grant
My Friend Grant

I want you to know why Grant and I are friends. Grant and I met in pre-school when we were three. We go to the Down syndrome walk with each other every year. We have lots of play dates at each others houses. And he plays with my friends and me at recess. Grant is very funny and he makes me laugh a lot. When Grant smiles at me it makes me feel very good. And I always know I will get a hug from him every day. And sometimes I wish Grant and I were brother and sister.

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Angie Willey, United States, NE
3/24/2011 2:51:33 PM
Awesome story!

Katrina Baumgartner, United States, NE
2/10/2011 8:39:05 AM
You are being a great role model Elizabeth. What an amazing story!

Sarah McKeown, United States, NE
2/10/2011 8:33:11 AM
Elizabeth, it is children like yourself that make my day brighter. Grant is a lucky boy to have you as a friend.

Abbie Oberhauser, United States, NE
2/11/2011 10:49:04 PM
Nicely done Elizabeth! You are a wonderful friend!

haleyblecha, United States, NE
2/18/2011 10:01:06 AM
love it so cute

Roger Meyer, M.D., United States, NE
2/1/2011 7:57:02 PM
Elizabeth, I am sure that Grant is very glad to have you as a friend. I hope your friendship lasts forever.

Monica Zabka, United States, NE
12/8/2011 6:13:21 PM
Elizabeth--loved your story! You are such a special friend to Grant, proud of you! :)

Melissa Grantksi, United States, NE
12/8/2011 10:16:07 AM
Elizabeth, you are a true friend to Grant. You are very lucky to have each other in your lives.

Jodee Leach, United States, NE
12/7/2011 6:24:19 PM
I love your story, Elizabeth!

Jeanne Gee, United States, NE
12/7/2011 4:43:42 PM
Elizabeth ~ you always brighten my day with your smile! I am so glad that you are sharing how your friend Grant brightens your day with his smile, his hugs and his friendship ! Thank you for writing your story and sharing your pictures !

Connie Atkinson, United States, NE
12/7/2011 2:59:40 PM
Tishy-Lish, you are one special young lady! I loved your story. Perhaps someday you will enter a career where you can work with special needs, differently abled persons. Having Grant as a friend is so very special. I know you cherish him and I am sure

Virginia Fraser, United States, ME
12/7/2011 2:31:50 PM
How lucky Grant is to have a friend like you, Elizabeth. May you continue to have fun times together in the months and years to come.

Linda Shepherd, United States, NE
12/7/2011 2:10:57 PM
That is one of the sweetest stories I have read! Good job, Elizabeth. We are very proud of you for writing such a good article about Grant.

" Uncle B", United States, CO
12/6/2011 3:10:34 PM
Beth I think you are Mmaarvouls!!! Your story is Mmaarvouls to! You and Grant are very lucky to have each other! I love You!

Katherine Weikel, United States, CO
12/6/2011 3:08:02 PM
Lizzy-bath!!! What a wonderful little girl you are and please don"t ever lose that! The world is a better place with you in it. If only all the children in the world had a chance to have such a special friendship as the two of you do. I love you....

Doug Griger, United States, NE
12/6/2011 2:53:49 PM
Great work Lizzy Bell! I am very proud of you!

Tanya Winter, United States, NE
12/6/2011 2:51:03 PM
Elizabeth, I absolutely loved reading your story!

Monica Dey, United States, NE
12/6/2011 2:33:20 PM
Elizabeth, I enjoyed reading your story!

Linda Cahoon, United States, NE
12/6/2011 1:30:56 PM
Elizabeth, what a wonderful story. You and Grant have a special friendship, you both are very lucky to have each other!

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