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When Elizabeth was younger, she had adapted PE each week.

The teacher is an amazing, innovative, energetic lady. She would always have fun activities for Elizabeth to do. So much fun, in fact, that Elizabeth did not know she was learning a new gross motor skill!

One of the most fun things that Elizabeth used to talk about was when Miss Liz brought out her parachute.

“It is just fun” Elizabeth said.

Well it was through Elizabeth that this wonderful teacher and I became friends. And because of this friendship, I was asked if I wanted to train to teach some of her classes.

I did this and to this day, I love working with these children.

And I can tell you first hand, if you want to hear screams of delight, simply pull a colored parachute out of the bag and ask 

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I was looking at the bag of chips that Elizabeth just opened.  Instead of it being opened carefully, it kind of looked like a game of tug-of-war had been played with it.   My guess is that she was in a hurry as she opened it and did not correctly gauge her strength as she opened the bag.

Because that is something that takes thought for people affected by 

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