EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hello B-Town Readers! I apologize for not writing for a very long time. I have been recovering for these last couple months from my most recent (and hopefully last) surgery! One thing that happened recently is that I started high school!! Itâ€™s going okay so far. A couple more exciting things that have happened in my life are, I was grand marshal in the Burien Fourth Of July parade, I won Citizen Of The Year from the City Council, (as I mentioned earlier) I finished my 39th, and hopefully final surgery, and I was on the news a couple of weeks ago for an organization thatâ€™s very close to my heart, Melodic Caring Project. Melodic Caring Project is an organization that streams live music to hospitalized/chronically ill kids and teens. I am the Honorary Development Director. (If you want a blog on that later please let me know in the comments below.) So as I mentioned earlier, I have been recovering from my previous surgery. It was a big one, the biggest one Iâ€™ll ever have actually. Back in early May I had a spinal fusion but leading to the spinal fusion, I was in the hospital for eight weeks. I will spare you the details. Yes that is very long stay for a thirteen almost fourteen year old girl, well, itâ€™s a long stay in the hospital for anyone. Most of the time, when people think a child or anyone for that matter, goes in for a major surgery they think itâ€™s hard on the patient. But what they donâ€™t realize is that the surgery also effects everyone around them. It affects the family, the friends, and even the staff who are taking care of the patient. When I was in the hospital, my mom stayed there with me 24/7. She only went home twice to nap throughout the entire eight weeks. It was a big toll on my grandmaâ€™s, my dad, my sisters, my friendsâ€¦everyone. As well as it being hard on everyone, everyone who was on my team, nurses, doctors, residents, we all became sort of a family in a way. I know it sounds clichÃ© but itâ€™s true. I played dozens of tricks on them (especially the residents) and we developed bonds. When you go from seeing all of these people at least a couple times a day, every day, for eight weeks, to only seeing them every time you go to the hospital for an appointment (once every couple months) is a pretty hard transition. So yes, that stay was hard on everyone. But we also had a lot of fun. And I got to meet some more people! Alright! Well, this is a pretty long blog, so Iâ€™m going to go. Until next time! Over and out!]]>
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