Friday, March 07, 2008

For Mr. Skillings

For Mr. Skillings

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Mr. Joseph Skillings' 2nd-3rd grade class at Adams Elementary School, 6110 28th Ave in the Ballard neighborhood, is presenting two performances of an adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," tonight and tomorrow afternoon. The children hope Mr. Skillings will feel up to attending. He is currently doing well at home after a long hospitalization. He is recuperating from a brain injury he suffered when he was punched and knocked to the ground while attempting to call 911 for a woman who was being harassed at a Capitol Hill bus stop. Mr. Skillings has been on the Adams faculty for 15 years and is much beloved and admired. The Adams community wishes to support this dedicated educator in all the ways it can, and the public is warmly invited to help as well.

8 comments:

Ken said...

Why does it always seem the good samaritan becomes the victim?
I hope you get better soon Mr.Skillings.
Congratulations to the 2nd & 3rd graders.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. The idea is great. I am sorry the man was injured and hope he gets better.

Small City Scenes said...

I read about Mr. skillings in the paper. He is the good guy---why should anything happen to him. MB

Denton said...

Society needs more Mr. Skillings to get involved. Standing up for those being harassed should become second nature to all of us. Bravo to the kids and the community for their support of Mr. Skillings.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

How awful he was injured trying to help someone. Nice photo you posted for him.

Morpheus Rablings said...

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It is nice to see the admiration that he has garnered and your taking the time to show the decency in such a honorable person.
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susan said...

It sounds as though Mr. Skillings is a true hero. One of many that don't get (nor ask for) recognition. I hope he is able to make the show.

Jana said...

How sad! I hope the teacher makes a speedy recovery. Its great to see kids get involved and care.