Guest blogger Cody was finding school such a tough place to be a gifted kid that it affected his health. Thank you, Cody, for sharing your story.
Hi I’m Cody and I’m 8 and this is my story for how I got in GO.
Last year in 2013 I started to get sick, I was vomiting, pale and floppy.
After spending lots of time in hospital having tests (It hurt when they put a needle In my arm) nothing showed up.
The doctors decided that I may be worried about some things so they sent me to another doctor this time without needles, instead they had really fun games and asked a few questions (isometric testing).
The results were that I’m highly gifted and the GO program was recommended because they thought that my sickness was because of anxieties and boredom through regular schooling.
Mum approached the school but sadly they didn’t fund me for GO so we did it anyway.
Since starting GO, I have made friends who play some games that I do and understand me, I finally get a day off school where I can choose what I learn and can challenge my brain more, and have lots of fun doing it.
I no longer get pale and floppy I still have some days when I feel a bit sick but think that joining the GO program has been the best decision we have ever made and I wish it was more than one day a week.
and this is just the beginning of my story, the future is looking bright…
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