Persistence Pays Off
Below is a picture of Leah dressed up as Sarah Hale for the third grade wax museum at her school. She researched and wrote a speech that she recited as the "museum guests" came around to visit the different "wax figures."
I was not familiar with Sarah Hale until Leah began researching her. After learning about her, I am not surprised that Leah chose her. Sarah Hale is known for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. This was not an easy task. At a time when our country was divided, she became passionate about the necessity of Thanksgiving becoming a national holiday - a day for the country to look beyond trouble or hardship and remember all that we have to be thankful for.
Sarah was persistent. She wrote articles and letters to governors and the president pleading her case for Thanksgiving. The fifth president she wrote to finally said yes. After pursuing this dream for 36 years, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring a national day for Thanksgiving.
Leah is most definitely persistent and passionate. When she gets an idea in her head, she goes after it. She does not stop until the possibility of her idea has been fully considered. I love that about her.
We can learn so much from our children. Just like Leah, we want to be persistent in pursuit of our dream to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. We want Leah to have a full life ahead of her to pursue her dreams. We won't give up our fight until a cure is found.
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