On November 1st, I was the guest speaker at the London Down Syndrome Association dinner at the Hellenic Club. There were about 325 people there. There was a silent auction and a live auction and of course, a dinner. For dinner we had two kinds of meat, beef and chicken. At the end of the evening, there was a dance and I danced the whole time.
My speech was right after the dinner. It was about 15 minutes long. I told everyone all about my life and what I like to do. I tricked everyone and told them I was going to talk about what I could not do but they were just funny things like I can’t fly an airplane or I can’t play in the NHL. I had a slideshow and most of the pictures were things I do but some of them were photoshopped pictures of me doing the things I said I could not do.
When I was doing my speech and I looked out at all the people, I was happy. I was a little bit nervous but I like speaking. At the end of my speech, I got a standing ovation.