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and learn to fight for herself, but she did and is now. Not only is she getting ready to graduate, but she will be graduating as a member of the National Technical Honor Society. “I would like to think that my notes gave her that little extra push that she needed all those years ago. When she was feeling down and didn’t want to go to school, she would have something to look forward to at lunch time. What had Mommy drawn for her today? Those notes put a smile on her face. They were a hug from me to get her through until I saw her at 3 o’clock.” Now, Stacey’s ambition is to not just bring attention to her frames and her napkins, but to write a book about Lilli’s experiences. With her determination and creativity, it’s going to happen! To see Stacey’s work on Etsy, use these links: Personalized Picture Frames at etsy.com/shop/ LightwoodFrames. Lunch notes for kids printed on napkins by Lilli’s Lunch Notes at etsy.com/ listing/670150014/napkins-lunchnotes-for-kids-napkins.

them and therefore, I wouldn’t have the napkins.” Out of sadness comes great creativity. Creating Lilli’s Lunch Notes was really a light bulb moment. Now, Stacey wants to expand her business and her creativity. She has a mission. “I really wanted to share Lilli’s story. I think that there are a lot of people out there who can relate. Dyslexia is an issue that you don’t hear too much about. Lilli struggled so much in her early years of school. A lot of that was due to the fact that neither one of us really knew much about it. To let others know that they’re not alone, I joined a great community when I started learning about dyslexia and how to use tools and self-advocacy.” She pauses then adds thoughtfully, “For Lilli, it took a while for her to understand what was going on

Helen Chappell is the creator of the Sam and Hollis mystery series and the Oysterback stories, as well as The Chesapeake Book of the Dead. Under her pen name, Rebecca Baldwin, she has published a number of historical novels. 22

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