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My Son, LEC Miami Success Story

Ayelet Bortunk writes an open letter about her 9 year old son Motti, who has Down Syndrome and is the most popular student at Miami's Lubavitch Educational Center. Full Story, Photos, Video

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From Mario & Luigi B
June 10, 2016 9:03 am

Motti is our friend and everyone else’s friend in JLC Too – that is what makes him so special!
We love you Motti!!!!!!!!

Bubby of special child
June 10, 2016 8:50 am

Thank you for sharing and inspiring us. As we are just beginning to navigate this journey it gives it us hope and encouragement.

Sharon Mirmelli
June 10, 2016 4:01 am

I,m on the same floor as Motti and I see him almost daily. I was observing how happy and well adjusted he is at school and I was thinking how well he seemed to be flourishing at LEC. As a principal parent and mother I’m so proud of You. The teachers are fabulous but You have really been the the guiding light and you are terrific!! May you continue to have nachas from all your children!

my heart is happy for you
June 10, 2016 12:09 am

my eyes are full of tears of joy for you and my heart s so happy. We know how it is to have a special angl and how worried a family can be for their brither or sister. We are so happy for you and we want to come to florida as we hear there are good things happening there for children with additional needs.
Hope to see this for myself soon.
Chana simcha

Amazing !
June 9, 2016 10:40 pm

Esti you bring confidence and happiness to motti’s day!
May you continue to be the sweet caring person that you are!

The best Morah esti !!!!!
June 9, 2016 9:40 pm

Wow esti best Morah

Fishel
June 9, 2016 9:36 pm

He’s even part of the security team at LEC he puts a smile on my face everyday thank you motti

Fishel
June 9, 2016 8:15 pm

He’s even part of the security team at LEC he puts a smile on my face everyday thank you motti

My story
June 9, 2016 7:51 pm

With tears in my eyes, I read your beautiful and descriptive article. I can so relate to everything you wrote about . It was exactly my sentiments, different child-Shmuly, different school- Oholei Torah but same great quality administrators , teachers, Rebbes, therapists ,siblings, and of course Friends. Shmuly was the pioneer when he started Preschool, then to elementary , Mesivta and now at age 20 proudly going to Zaal. He is also in his fifth year of Camp Gan Israel, first as a camper and now as a proud canteen worker. He is doing unbelievably well. I’ve also had my… Read more »

love it.
June 9, 2016 7:43 pm

yes I know moti from when I work at your school . he is a very special.

Riva
June 9, 2016 7:40 pm

Ayelet,
It is a BEAUTIFUL letter of appreciation ! But I can’t discount how much effort, strength and determination you and Yossi have given to Motti, how much energy and kindness you both constantly give to your community . And, let’s not forget your other great sons!

Moshiach is on his way
June 9, 2016 7:39 pm

It’s story’s like this that will bring moshiach and cure the world of all bad. Everyone go the extra step be extra nice and moshiach will be here before you know it. Now we are ready for kabolas hatorah!!!!

Rabbi Garfinkel
June 9, 2016 7:26 pm

great article!! wonderful Rebbe!!!

go motty!!!!!!
June 9, 2016 7:14 pm

wow!!!!! kola kavod!

sam
June 9, 2016 6:51 pm

very heartwarming yakov ur amazing

Sam Kustanovitch and Autism
June 9, 2016 6:48 pm

If we are to help bring an autistic child out of their own “little world” we have to first make a proper connection with them. We then have to gain their trust and help them to believe they are special and can do anything they set their mind to do. When we praise a child we help them to start believing in themselves. When we praise an autistic child and they understand we are helping to change lives. An autistic child that starts to believe is the most exciting thing you can ever hope for. I am proud of the… Read more »

What an inspiration
June 9, 2016 6:47 pm

Beautifully written, you made us proud! Yossi , Ayelet, and your family are truly amazing… I am very proud to know Rene Burtunk,who is always there for everyone … Sterna

Lobe this!
June 9, 2016 6:37 pm

This article put a smile on my face 🙂

Beautifull
June 9, 2016 6:33 pm

Go Dina lieberman! Ur the bomb.com

Previous student
June 9, 2016 6:17 pm

Rabbi Garfinkel truelly is an ish chessed and the best teacher. Fantastic job Rabbi Garfinkel, keep on making us proud

Beautiful!!
June 9, 2016 6:06 pm

I just want to say I met your son by a bris 2 weeks ago in South Beach!! He was adorable and started chatting with me and asking how I was and how my baby is!! So caring!! Much nachas from him

a true inspiration!
June 9, 2016 5:37 pm

Motti and his amazing mother, Ayelet have inspired me in so many ways!
xoxo Shaindy

BEST MORAH!!!
June 9, 2016 5:32 pm

Wow, if the world had more Morahs like MORAH ESTI B. the world would be a happier, brighter and better place for our children sure! xxxx

Bubby of special child
June 9, 2016 5:31 pm

Thank you for sharing and inspiring us. As we are just beginning to navigate this journey it gives it us hope and encouragement.

Your Carpool
June 9, 2016 4:48 pm

Your carpool would like to tell you our lives wouldnt be the same without Motti and his smile. Although we did have to put a limit on the amount of Yalili that we listened to, and Hashem Melech, we always start our day off with a “here we go to LEC!”…We had a real moment of shared nachas with you the minute Motti decided its not cool for one of us to walk him to his classroom, and how we proud we were of him when he turned around and told us “Bye! see you later”. The best part of… Read more »

So special!
June 9, 2016 4:44 pm

wow! so nice! thanx for sharing!

Wow
June 9, 2016 4:41 pm

Beautiful

WOW! This is the whole Torah...
June 9, 2016 4:23 pm

The rest is commentary…
Kol HaKavod to everyone who made this possible.
What zechusim you have.

B'H
June 9, 2016 4:09 pm

MAY HE ONLY GO FROM STRENTH TO STRENTH

One Proud Uncle from 311!
June 9, 2016 4:07 pm

Motti is the best! He puts a smile on our faces everytime we see him.
Keep making us proud Motti!! 😀

Wow
June 9, 2016 4:04 pm

This is beautiful. Lec is amazing!

A Mother of a Special child
June 9, 2016 4:00 pm

I am so delighted that the world in which you find yourself is so accepting of your son. What an incredible blessing. Hashem has been very good to you. And all the wonderful people who are interacting with your son, children and adults, are truly fortunate for a “specil” child brings forth the best in people, if they allow themeselves to be understanding and compassionate, May the blkessings continue and may your son always be surrounded by supportive individuals. I firmly believe that our Special children create a better world preparing the coming of Moshiach..

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