When I was in high school I was running with a bad crowd. I took 'Adventure Class' for PE (because I heard it was easy). Pat was my teacher and she inspired me in so many ways over the last 3 semesters I was in school. We did things on the ropes course and she pushed me to excel, she gave me strength and confidence in myself. At the end of class she gave me an amazing gift- it was a journal that was filled with notes from various classmates each telling me how important I had been to them and how much I had made a difference. She inspired me to do greater things. Right after high school I quit using drugs and started college. I have been clean ever since (11 years on March 26!). I went back to my school to try to let her know what she had done for me but she had retired and I had no way to find her. But Pat- You were an amazing influence in my life, THANK YOU!!!!
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