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Unformatted text preview: I believe our initial awkwardness was due to the fact that we both did not know how to begin the conversation. We started by playing simple card games such as blackjack. This worked as a good icebreaker and started the conversation. We asked Sam about the games he played as a child. Although he struggled to remember what games he did play, he eventually told us what he did play. He enjoyed playing basketball and remembered playing hide and seek as a child. My favorite part about the day was at the very end of our thirty minutes with Sam when we were about to leave. We presented him with the cards we made and he instantly lit up with joy. It was probably the first time I saw him smile all day. This was particularly touching because he insisted that we were bored the whole time even though that was not the case. His smile honest and truly made my day and made me believe that we had a positive impact on his life....
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- Spring '11