Well, he had to do a project for health class this week, that involved creating and filming a 1-2 minute PSA. They were allowed to choose the topic, and he chose Designated Driver. While we were discussing it, I suggested that he might consider using his experience as part of his PSA.
He played it for me today, and it was really amazing. And he talked about seeing that wreck, watching this boy die, and how senseless and stupid it was. How using a designated driver could have resulted in no wreck, those 2 boys being able to continue in their lives, our family not being changed forever.
I'm so proud of him for using something that was so traumatic and awful for him and making something really good. And he got a 93 on the project!
I remember your post on that day - how they called you up grab your stuff.
Hugs to him.
Has he had any kind of counseling at all?
Yes, we got him in to see the same counselor he saw after expressing suicidal thoughts surrounding our 2nd S. She's also my IC and is awesome!!!
Awesome!!! but like the Kittening post, this one is useless without seeing the PSA.
We would love to see it, if you feel safe in sharing it.
I agree. I am going to ask him how he feels about me sharing it, then I have to figure out how to get it off his ipad.
I'm positive that this will be a very healing step for him, too. I just read this quote in another thread today:
pain thatís not transformed will be transmitted
... and I think there's so much truth to this. Your son found a way to turn the situation into something educational and helpful. That's huge.
Me: BW 35
Crazz: WH 33
Daughter: 4.5 Going on 16
Processing things like this can be hard, and it is great that he has two awesome parents that he can count on to help him.
I'm really sorry the accident happened and that JM and your son saw it, but this is such a great response, especially from a 15 year old.
Hugs to your son.
A 93???!!! Seriously?! Fire that teacher!
Well, she had a pretty specific rubric and he was supposed to include music and didn't. Personally, I think the clip was more effective without music, but I wasn't the one who made the assignment, so I guess my vote doesn't really matter.