Just ask her dad.
My daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and because of that, our family has become involved with the Colorado chapter of the American Diabetes Association. And through her involvement with a diabetes summer camp, she was invited to speak for a few minutes at a fund raising event about her experience as a camper at this camp.
Guess what? She killed! It wasn’t easy: the event was super high end, with heavy production. Fancy spot lights, fancy staging, professional sound people ushering us around the stage… the whole shebang. After this elaborate video was finished, they turned a spotlight on Claire and me. Again… a fairly high psych-out value for a 11 year old. I spoke for about 20 seconds, told a joke and introduced Claire. She spoke for about about five minutes, (which is roughly the same length of time as the ice age if you are a kid on stage speaking to a bunch of formally dressed adults.)
She rocked the house. She was awesome. She was a star.
What’s my point? I got nothing. I’m just a proud parent bragging about one of my perfect kids.
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Diabetes Speaker, Dad of a Diabetic, Proud Papa