I was in the audience, the speech you made was truly inspirational and has made me think a lot about the position I am in at the moment and has made me more confident within myself and what I do. I have a rare condition called I.I.H which could cause me to go blind, it has also affected my hearing & eyesight to the point that I need to wear hearing aids and glasses.  I have always felt self-conscious about wearing them in school but today was the first time I felt confident wearing them thanks to you. I realise they are not a set back or 'gay' they are Awesome.

- Gracie, Te Puke High School