Dear Ms. Charney and the rest of the Small Steps in Speech Family,
Let us honor the memory of Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small. His memory will live on in the voices of the children Small Steps in Speech organization helps forever more.
The letter of approval of a grant for an iPad2 for our beautiful son, Dylan, is an answer to our prayers! Please, please accept our deepest gratitude. I cannot express in words how much I know that this will help Dylan further his communication. Dylan is such an amazing boy. I believe he is destined to do so much good I this world. Thank you so much for believing in him, just as we do. I am amazed by the generosity in your hearts. I cannot tell you how much this is going to positively affect this amazing boy.
I wish you could meet Dylan. I know I am looking through parent’s eyes, but he is the most incredible boy. He is so full of love, co compassionate to others, so happy; yet so full of tears in his eyes when he is unable to communicate his pain or his desire to play a game with another peer. Dylan often will grab a toy car and play by himself or try to mask his pain when we can’t understand where it “hurts.”
I hope you don’t mind that I have placed your letter of acceptance in his memory book we had started at his birth. I want him to possibly understand later in life how people can be so kind and selfless even to someone they have never met.
Bless you all. Bless the memory of Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small.
Dylan’s proud parents.