Laurabot at D’Iberville Elementary School in Mississippi today…
There, she met with 15 students, taking time to talk with each table of
three kids, third- through fifth-graders. She looked a pictures they’d
drawn of where they went to be safe during Hurricane Katrina.*
“It takes a long time to deal with what you all have suffered
through,” Mrs. Bush said.“What we’re seeing is that people can call
upon their own resources. I think people are dealing with it.”
Cause ya know our resources are in Iraq. But here…
She gave the children a coloring book, some colors and a photograph of Miss Beazley Bush, the White House black schnauzer.
UPDATE:For perspective35,000 displaced kids on the Gulf Coast are having major problems with mental
health, behavior or school. 10,000 are clinically depressed.One in six children who needed medical care for an illness or injury had not seen a doctor.Three times as many children were without health insurance after Katrina than before the hurricane.
* I added this paragraph subsequent to original post for greater clarity