Desmond loved starting Elementary School and learning. He always had a host of friends and was well loved by his teachers. He struggled to focus academically and was diagnosed with ADHD in 2nd Grade. Desmond worked hard and overcame his learning disability in 7th grade. He was able to stay focused without medication and with minimal intervention. Playing sports helped him to overcome his attention and impulse deficits by teaching him to channel his energy and focus on the task in front of him.
Desmond was always very friendly and he met no strangers! He could go anywhere and start a conversation with a stranger, then have them laughing and smiling. He loved spending time with his family and annoying his younger sister, Amber. Desmond loved and protected his sister but he also liked to antagonize her by wrapping her up in a blanket and making an “Amber burrito” as he called it! Amber would yell for help and I had to help her get out while Desmond laughed.