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Be Remarkable: CSISD employee is making sure everyone fits in

Elizabeth Gray recently shaved half her head to match one of her student’s head who suffers from epilepsy.
Published: Dec. 31, 2020 at 9:25 PM CST
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Jolie Kate Boyd of College Station is only five and has had quite the year. She has epilepsy and has had seizures for most of her life. We met Jolie and her family back in October when they were raising money for medical bills and a service dog.

“Jolie’s a very special person. She’s a miracle for us” says Jennifer Boyd, Jolie’s mom. “Her seizures began when she was just 15-months-old and have become more frequent ever since, almost daily.”

Recently Jolie had to shave half her head for tests. Determined to make it feel and look as normal as possible, one of the staff members at her school also shaved half her head.

Elizabeth Gray, a paraprofessional educator at Forest Ridge Elementary School, shared on Facebook “Friends don’t let friends go through tough times alone. We told her all the cool kids are doing it.”

“I was there to support her no matter what. I never thought twice about shaving my hair. I just wanted her to be like her and know I was there for her, said Gray after we surprised her with the award during a recent school day.

Principal Terresa Katt said it was no surprise Gray was next in line for the Be Remarkable award.

“It made me tear up because she is so deserving. Everyone one of the most dedicated, committed, hard-working and loving people. She’s a teacher at heart and has made an incredible difference,” said Katt.

To follow Jolie’s progress, you’re welcome to join the Facebook group called Jolie Kate’s Journey.

All this and much more is why KBTX and Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are proud to present Elizabeth Gray with this week’s Be Remarkable award!

If you have someone you want to nominate for our Be Remarkable campaign click here! Be Remarkable airs on News 3 at 6 p.m. every other Monday and is proudly sponsored and made possible by Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers.

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