Keilman Dental Clinic PC, a dedicated member of the community, brought back the I AM… The Dalles photo shoot! I AM… invited students and teachers at Colonel Wright Elementary School as well as veterans and their caretakers at the Oregon Veterans Home to thoughtfully select a word that embodies who they are. I AM... creates conversations around our uniqueness, how we see ourselves, and is an opportunity for participants to share their stories.
“I chose the word secretly sensitive. I feel people should be proud of who they are and not hide facets of their personality or humanism.”
- Jocelyn, Dalles Middle School
“I hope it opens everybody's eyes to all the surrounding people. I hope this will bring us closer as a community, and hopefully we can stop with the labels because we all are facing our own battles whether other people know or not.”
- Mckenna, The Riveranza
“I chose the word caring. It means I am empathetic to others and care about their feelings.”
- Jordan, Dalles Middle School