Day three 4/23/2015 sad day as the HSA group will be leaving us. Physicals at Crazy Horse High School. We were bless with the honor of meeting Elroy (I believe he is one of the elders) and Dan the principal of Crazy Horse where they welcomed us into there circle for blessings. Two young men sang and it sent chills through you with how beautiful it was. They took around the circle burning sage (I believe) and we took our hands and pulled the smoke toward us and up over our heads. Dan said a blessing for the school kids and us for our travels. After he came over to us and showed us the painting of two young athletes that were honored for their basketball.
Ruth and I were carrying things through the gym when someone hollered out a girls name and we looked. She had mistaken me with my denim jacket and backpack for someone she know. Physicals began. Every chance I had I would ask if they knew what they wanted to do when they got out of school. One girl said she was going on to college for criminal justice and psychology. I congratulated her and told her how wonderful that was. Another girl wants to join the Army to be a sniper. Others weren’t sure but I told them to grasp onto their dreams and go for it and don’t let anything stop them from going for it.
One young lady was waiting her turn to see Dr. Manson and was watching me do her friends blood pressure. She picked a cuff up and started asking questions about it so when I was done I had her come around and told her what to do and gave her the stethoscope. She thought that was amazing.
After the physicals were done we went to watch the HSA group having kids paint tiles for their compassion project. They had some beautiful art work. Once again Elisha worked her magic with a young man that was too shy and didn’t want to do it. I did get him to smile even though his head was covered up with his hood but could see his face. That was so touching.
Then we went to the other room and watched the others present their projects on first aid. They did a wonderful job. Then our team went to the cafeteria for a wonderful lunch given to us by the school.
As we were leaving the school Annette and Troy ( poor Troy was sick with a head cold and sore throat almost the whole trip) pulled their vans up and we said our good byes to all the kids and wished them all well and thanked them for their wonderful work.
Lori, Dr. Manson, Peggy and I went to the Wamblee clinic to visit and give them gifts. I had a painting of a verse and a Serenity Prayer tag on a leather strap attached and told her it was for all the kids that have tried or succeeded to commit suicide or have depression.
Then Lori and I were off to the Justice department where we met with the chief of police Richard and I gave him 15 CPR masks for the cars which they never had. He said they had to let go some of their officers go in order to give raises which in the long run made a difference. They have 42 or 47 officers and 15 squad cars. He thanked me for them and the look on his face was all I needed. I told him the reason my husband and i did this was my dad committed suicide and that if these help save one life it was all worth it. The look in his eyes when I told him my story will stay with me forever.
That evening Lori and I went to a dome shaped building in Kyle that was a Mexican restaurant for supper with the Manson’s. It was very delicious.
Then back to the motel for a much needed nights sleep.