Today I'm walking into a conference room at our public elementary school that Christian will start Kindergarten in August and putting on my advocate hat. Today I will present data that shows Christian really CAN do the things we say he can do. Today I will change perceptions of Cochlear Implant children. Today, I'm strong. Today, I'm confident. Today, I'm going to do my best to give my little boy (who is SO ready for this!) everything he needs, while carefully considering the things I believe he really DOESN'T need.