RJ Sampson never forgot his conversation with Conifer High School yearbook teacher Leslie Thompson, the one where he requested a yearbook in braille.
But he never thought it could actually happen. So you can probably imagine his surprise when he was given exactly what he asked for years ago at a schoolwide assembly last Friday. As Thompson and yearbook editor Laurel Ainsworth spoke about the special project in front of the school, a knowing smile crept onto Sampson’s face. Minutes later, he walked down to pick up his first-ever accessible yearbook to the cheers and applause of the crowd.
“I was really shocked that it was made a possibility and everything. I really do appreciate everyone going out of their way to have made it for me,” he later said, adding that he knew the costs associated with making the project happen. “It means a lot.”
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