Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate Teachers Make Bucket List Dream Come True

Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate Teachers Make Bucket List Dream Come True
Posted on 06/01/2020
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When Jennifer Krouse, Special Education teacher at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School, stumbled across one of her student's papers, she stopped and stared.  It was a bucket list written by a student that suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  A child with a shortened lifespan. 

She read the list carefully.  One of the big ticket items was a pair of Yeezys.  (For us older folks, Yeezys are the product of the German sportswear brand Adidas and the American designer Kanye West.  The line has been considered one of the most influential sneaker brands in the world. The popular kicks cost $300 to $400 on the low end just to give you an idea.)

Krouse knew she had to make this dream a reality. She decided to ask her colleagues for help.  With their support, she collected the money needed to buy a pair of Yeezys.

 

Enter Carrie Clark, a deeper learning teacher, at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School. “I knew Ms. Krouse was looking to buy a pair of Yeezys so I contacted a local business owner in Franklin who owns a shoe store called Deadstock and sells them. When I told Mohammed (Mo) the story, he (without blinking an eye) said he would donate the shoes.”

“Fast forward to the pandemic.  His store was closed and we knew we could not, in good conscience, accept his donation even if Mo was still able to do it,” explained Clark. “We had the money and still wanted to buy the shoes.”

“To our surprise, he absolutely refused to accept the money.  He went to his shop that night, got the shoes and dropped them off at my house,” said Clark. 
“Soon after, we used the donations to buy the student some clothes and gift certificates. Then we held a drop off parade to give him the shoes that were on the top of his bucket list along with the other items Ms. Krouse purchased. It was a great turnout...a lot of teachers who donated were able to attend, and Mo himself even came. We were even escorted by Officer Randlet, our school liaison officer." 

“The pandemic was hard and there were lots of dark days. This was a real joy to see,” adds Clark.  “It started with Ms. Krouse -- but lots of people helped make a dream come true.”




Yaz(left) and Mo(right). Two brothers raised in Milwaukee, WI with a goal to bring the best sneakers and streetwear brands to their hometown at affordable prices.  Deadstock is located at 7009 S 27th St, Franklin, WI. Check it out at deadstockmke.com