The Adventures of ALS Boy

A middle-school math teacher documents his joyful life while battling the evil forces of ALS.

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...when I was in high school I used to go to parties with a loaf of Wonder Bread. I would then proceed to bet my inebriated friends that they couldn't eat a single slice in under a minute. Inevitably they would attempt to stuff the whole piece in their mouths at once. Let the record show that I never lost that bet.

...the white part of Wonder Bread can be wadded up and used to erase marks made by a pencil. You know you are going to try it when you get the chance.

...as an obnoxious eleventh grader playing piano for my school's production of Grease I wanted to list my nickname in the program as White Wonder but settled for King Fingers instead.

...three of the four vehicles I have owned were white in color. A 71 Camaro, an 85 Buick Regal, and a 98 Chevy S-10. The other one was a blue 89 Chevy S-10.

...my score on my driver's license test was a barely passing mark of 71 (the lowest score allowed is a 70). I knew a girl in my class named Kristina who got a 100 and a month after she got her license she rear-ended a parked bus. Go figure.

...the one and only time that I took the written portion of the driver's test I received an exact duplicate of the practice test I took the day before. Would you believe that I got a perfect score on it. And I completed it in about five minutes. Boo-yah!

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...every test I gave during my eight year teaching career had one question in common. For one point, make sure to put your first and last name on the line on the top of this page. At least once every three tests someone would forget to include one of their names. And twice that error was the difference between an A- and a B+.

...I offered to give those two students the point back but they refused it out of principle. They're most likely at a prestigious institute of higher learning by now.

...I failed a color blindness test when I was sixteen. There was no way that there was a hidden number inside that big circle.

 

 

Jason Picetti lived life with ALS by six simple words: Speech and movement compromised, spirit unaffected. He died on October 2011.

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