On November 21st, 2018, Cody Deaner visited two different elementary school in the London Catholic District School Board - Monsignor Morrison in St. Thomas, ON & Assumption in Aylmer, ON.
Cody Deaner brought his message of "Dare to Dream BIG" to the schools to teach the kids that even though they might live in a small town... that doesn't mean their dreams have to be small too.
Cody wrote the following about his visit to the schools on his Facebook page:
"It meant a lot to me yesterday to visit my old stompin’ grounds of Aylmer, Ontario & speak to the kids at Assumption Catholic School Aylmer at London District Catholic School Board.
As a kid who grew up in #Aylmer, played basketball in that very gymnasium & has travelled to some pretty amazing places doing what I love... it was important to me to tell the kids that just because they live in a small town, that doesn’t mean they can’t #dreamBIG.
A big thanks to all the staff & students at #AssumptionCatholicSchool... you guys rock!"
Cody's visit to Assumption held some special significance to him when he was told about the immense impact he had on one young girl who watched his talk.
Cody wrote about this unique story on his Facebook page:
"I was told a very satisfying story tonight...
Last week I spoke at two awesome elementary schools: Monsignor Morrison School & Assumption Catholic School Aylmer in London District Catholic School Board.
A young girl from Assumption went home after I spoke there and excitedly told her mother: “Mom! I met a real life wrestler today!”
Mom: “That’s nice, honey.”
Young girl: “And he told us that we can be whatever we want to be and be amazing at anything we want... IF we try REALLY HARD.”
Mom: “Is that so, honey?”
Young girl: “Yes! So, I’m going to keep trying really hard at ringette mom. And I’m going to be amazing at it! And when I grow up... I’m going to be a ringette player!”
As a motivational speaker, I don’t often get to follow-up with the kids I speak to. In this case, I was speaking to kids in the town I grew up in. So, I had many special connections to the community and the kids.
I’m extremely grateful this story made it to me. To say it made my day is an understatement."
Cody is currently travelling across Canada as both a professional wrestler and motivational speaker. More information on his speaking can be found HERE.
To inquire about booking Cody at your school or event, click HERE.
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