My First Thoughts on High School

Gilbert started high school this week. Image courtesy ABC Newcastle It’s been something we’ve been planning for, dreading and awaiting, for quite a long time now. In some ways, the long summer holidays were a cruel test for Gilbert. While, he enjoyed...

Starting High School with Albinism

I must confess, my fingernails are all gone and I’m rather apprehensive as we approach Gilbert’s first day of high school. I know we’ve done all we can to prepare him for the new start in front of him but I still don’t know it that’s...

Then the Bubble Burst…

I feel low today. Disappointed. Depressed. Gilbert was suspended from school yesterday until Monday morning and it feels like I’ve been dealt a heavy body blow. Things were going well. His first 4 weeks passed without incident or concern. He seemed happy, the...