A few weeks ago, I shared this story at the Nerdy Book Club website. The NBC is a great group of teachers, librarians, parents, authors, and illustrators who spread the joy of reading. Thanks for reading!
Imagine for a moment, Nerdy Book Clubbers, that your reading world, one of your most cherished places, goes dark.
That became the reality last September for our oldest, a fourth grader and an avid reader, when she fell and hit her head on the school playground. Tall, as she’s nicknamed, took an ambulance ride and had a CAT scan. ER staff pronounced it a minor concussion. The hospital issued a treatment plan: Rest. Ease back into school after a day or two.
Upon returning to school, it became pretty clear this was not a minor concussion. She couldn’t recall info that she knew. She was dizzy. But worst of all were the headaches, which were migraine-like with their pain and sensitivity to light and sound. I’ll never be able to shake the image of her walking into our room in the middle of the night, several weeks after the accident, in tears…
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