My Middle School had the pleasure of hearing Craig Dietz’s life story; his struggles, his ups, his downs, the many challenges he has faced, and how adversity has shaped who he is today. Craig’s passion for life and drive to succeed is a true lesson for us all. As I watched my seventh grade students listening to him speak, I could see hope in their eyes that they too can be successful no matter what they may be faced with in life. Craig is a true hero. A man that reminds us that life is too short to let challenges get in the way of our passions, hopes, and dreams.
-Leah Specht, Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, IA