The first in a series of stories from students in “The Not Perfect Hat Club.” We will be featuring a story a day. If you’d like to learn more about The Not Perfect Hat Club, and how you can be part of bringing the book and accompanying PBL activities to life, visit:


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“Ruff! Hi I am Won Ton. I am a dog. I am a very special dog. I am in a wheelchair. I will remind you that I am a dog. The reason I am in a wheelchair is because my muscles  don’t work properly. The wheelchair is comfortable. I get frustrated by not being able to keep up with other dogs, but I don’t mind it that much. I was taken in to a shelter when I was really young. It was warm and cozy. They let you out to play and wrap you in nice warm blankets. You can sleep as much as you want. They also give you very yummy food.  One day while I was sleeping a very nice lady came in. Her name was Willma. She came over to me and said, “I’ll take this little cutie home.” I didn’t know it then, but I was going to a great home. Even though I had a wheelchair I loved fetch. Any time I could play I would. Chasing that ball was endless fun.I caught it before it hit the ground 5 times. Now I know it doesn’t sound like much, but for a dog in a wheelchair it is a lot.

Even though I cannot walk very well, I now know that I am a special dog. It was all because I was loved.”

– Bryce (4th grader)