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Ellen Ticket Noification True Testament to What a Teacher Is! Amazing Story!
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Jared, has a condition called Williams Syndrome. He asked his teacher, Mrs. Melissa Allen to be his Belle for Halloween. They were truly the prince and the princess at school today. There is not a teacher more kind, thoughtful, loving, empathetic, and who teaches with heart every single day than her. She gave my son a day he will cherish forever. I’m forever grateful for her love and kindness. It does make a difference and it gives me great hope! Here is my earlier post.
There are many lessons to be learned from Beauty and the Beast. Belle was able to see past the outer layer and look inside and see what really counts. As we all know, things and people aren’t always how they appear. True beauty comes from within. Always be kind to others and don’t focus only on yourself. Dare to be different, to be yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Be what and who God created YOU to be. Don’t let your fears get in the way of new experiences. Have a thirst for knowledge. When Belle taught the Beast to read, what a sweet moment that was. In the end, love will always win. You don’t have to be perfect!
Many of these lessons apply to my sweet boy (except he is beautiful inside and out regardless if he is the Beast or Jared).
“The right one will know all of your weaknesses and never use them against you.”
Now, apply this from a teacher perspective, and there is no quote more perfect. Melissa knows Jared’s strengths and weaknesses just about as well as I know them. She has always been consistent, reliable, empathic, loving, firm, and all the other things a teacher should be no matter the day. When there is a bad moment, she doesn’t forget all of the good moments.
This is a day and a beautiful memory I hope Jared will always cherish! She has made Jared’s Day!
She is an extra special person and teacher, and she makes a difference every day in the lives of our students.
This has to be the best Halloween yet!

Credits: Melissa Hodges


Submitted by: Destiney Spatcher
8,401 views Nov 2, 2017
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katbee 350 points
Love this story! Williams Syndrome folks are amazing, as is this wonderful teacher! <3
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Nov 2, 2017
kmsteedley 400 points
What an awesome teacher!!! Help spread Williams Syndrome Awareness!!!!
+17 votes
Nov 2, 2017
veharris 510 points
Ellen please help spread William Syndrome Awareness!
+15 votes
Nov 2, 2017
kimlee 440 points
This is awesome!
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Nov 2, 2017
Tori.akins 640 points
Awesome teacher! Help spread awareness!!!
+15 votes
Nov 2, 2017
brittanyp32 610 points
Please spread William Sydrome Awareness Ellen!!!! Jared is an Awesome little boy. Also what an amazing teacher Mrs. Melissa Allen is:)
+15 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Jaredsmyheart 630 points
Thank you for sharing this story!  Please help spread awareness of Williams Syndrome.  My son and his teacher are both two of the most amazing individuals! Please help me continue to advocate!
+13 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Losban 420 points
help spread williams syndrome!!!
+13 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Tori.akins 640 points
Such an awesome story! We need more teachers and people like this in the world!
+12 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Lon 440 points
ELLEN PLEASE PICK JARED AND MRS. ALLEN!!! HELP SPREAD WILLIAMS SYNDROME AWARENESS!!!
+12 votes
Nov 2, 2017
tesrich 350 points
All parents pray for a teacher like this for our children! Beautiful inside and out. Williams Syndrome awareness!
+10 votes
Nov 2, 2017
darthvader 440 points
What an awesome teacher!!! Help us spread Williams Syndrome Awareness
+9 votes
Nov 2, 2017
JennyBell 420 points
Love this story!!! A story of a teacher that truly shows what selfless giving & kindness really is!!! Your time! Help spread awareness of Williams Syndrome through this precious little boy!
+9 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Coachswife 300 points
Tears! This is what this profession is truly all about! They will not remember what you taught them, but they will remember how you made them feel!
+8 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Chalkmom 310 points
Melissa is my niece and makes us proud everyday for the person she is. The amount of time she spends with her students and the love and support she gives them is truly amazing. She will never give up on them.  Not only does she work with children that have special needs at school but also has a child at home that requires extra care too.  We love you Melissa! The world needs more teachers like her!
+8 votes
Nov 2, 2017
chilikahn 310 points
Ellen loves teachers and helping bring awareness to all things that affect children so there's not doubt that this will catch her attention. Go Melissa Ambrose Allen for being the person you are to change this boys future forever!
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Nov 2, 2017
Pcarter 240 points
Please pick Jared this brought tears to my eyes and Joy I'm my heart. This TEACher  is awesomr and Jared is amazing
DebbySJ 280 points
Pure Awesomeness and Sweetness ❤️
Mrs. Allen,  it’s teachers like you who make a tremendous difference! Thank you❤️
+7 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Llkrista 290 points
Jared is such a sweet boy he is the handsome prince!!! Please help spread awareness about WS!!! Wonderful teacher to surprise him as being Belle!
+7 votes
Nov 2, 2017
Butterbean 260 points
Jared and his teacher are amazing❣
Please help spread awareness of Williams
Syndrome‼️
+6 votes
Nov 3, 2017
Dmizell912 430 points
Please help spread Williams Sundrome Awareness and recognize this great teacher!  Ellen, please put them on your show!
+5 votes
Nov 3, 2017
rawarren72 390 points
Such a sweet little boy and a wonderful teacher. ❤️
+5 votes
Nov 3, 2017
rawarren72 390 points
Ellen, please bring them to your show.
+5 votes
Nov 3, 2017
Melissaknowles 470 points
This story has more than one meaning.. with so much bad stuff in the world today Ellen put the good out there.. the way a teacher loves and to help raise awareness for Williams syndrome
+5 votes
Nov 3, 2017
Kylie77 410 points
The world needs more teachers like this xo
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Nov 3, 2017
Kimela 230 points
Both Jared and Mrs. Allen are such amazing people.  If you are around Jared for just a few minutes, you know that he has a heart as big as the outdoors.  Mrs. Allen was one of my grandchildren's teachers and she has a way with kids beyond compare.  Kudos
 to them and how they make everyday a wonderful and spectacular event.
+4 votes
Nov 3, 2017
hbailey15 230 points
This is so sweet!!!
+4 votes
Nov 3, 2017
RIta P 200 points
What a wonderful story!   Awesome teacher that obviously loves her students and this student especially!!!
+3 votes
Nov 3, 2017
Folkelectronics 480 points
Beautiful story........both are really special people.
+3 votes
Nov 3, 2017
nolegirl8911 190 points
I had the pleasure of getting to know Jared and his mom several years ago. His mom is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever met - both in her professional life and in taking care of Jared/raising awareness for Williams Syndrome. Over the years, I have always heard her raving about Ms. Allen and her love for Jared, so seeing this does not surprise me at all. It does, however, touch my heart!
+2 votes
Nov 3, 2017
Jaredsmyheart 630 points
Thank you for the kind words, Katie!  Mrs. Allen has always been awesome, but this act of kindness has definitely touched me in an extra special way.
Pcarter 240 points
Please promote awareness of Williams Syndrome. This is and amazing teacher and Jared is an awesome young man. This story brings tears to my eyes and joy in my heart.
+2 votes
Nov 5, 2017