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Jet - Post Surgery [Mar. 23rd, 2009|06:18 pm]
Kelyn Blackwolf
Jet Cultir is both sick and having a fair amount of pain recovering from the surgery. Is there anyone who could stay with her while the kid is at school tomorrow (maybe after)? He was up all night last night helping her and missed school today to stay at the task. He really can't afford to do that at this point.

If so, reach out to me. Her cell is dead (charger crapped out), so I'll have to pass on the kid's #.
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[User Picture]From: zeyr
2009-03-24 11:11 am (UTC)
Indeed he is. Unfortunately, he is a really, really good kid who is having enough school problems from previous absences (and the stress of everything that has been going on in the past 6+ months) that he can't afford more days out of school. :(
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[User Picture]From: ryxander
2009-03-24 01:05 pm (UTC)
Have you talked with his school? I'm reminded of when I was in high school, and a cousin of mine died. Another cousin who went to the same school talked to her guidance counselors and asked for a lot of help, and they were great and cut her all sorts of academic slack and really worked with her to help her make it through the emotionally difficult period afterward. I hated asking for help and just tried to manage on my own, and they didn't offer me one lick of help or slack, and I wound up failing some courses last quarter (thank goodness, AFTER I got into college). Clearly what Damien's been through recently is MUCH worse than that... anyone with a human heart could see he deserves some extra help and support and some academic allowances at a time like this. But I don't think most schools are set up to realize that proactively and do something about it... you have to ask.

Of course, you guys may already have done this... and, of course, aside from whether THEY are cutting him some slack, I imagine even a super bright kid like Damien is going to have trouble just catching up even with all the slack in the world (never mind finding the motivation to WANT to catch up when everything happening in his life must seem way more important than school right now). Poor kid. :(

Either way, you should be really proud of him. And I know you are. :)
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[User Picture]From: zeyr
2009-03-24 02:28 pm (UTC)
Yup and they are...which is why none of the deserved F's appear on the report card, but he still needs to learn the stuff and more missed time makes it harder and harder...
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