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Walk for AutismSpeaks

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I am very proud of my wonderful girlfriend and myself! Not only have we committed to being more healthy together we decided to find a walk that would be meaningful for us to do together. On June 9 we head to Pittsburgh we to participate in the AutismSpeaks walk. My seven year old son was diagnosed with a mild form of autism when he was four. Although I adopted my son when he was three and without my girlfriend, we are very much raising him together. She is my rock, the one who goes with me to all the doctor's appointments, school meetings, and worries about him with me. This Saturday we are setting up a table at our community yard sales and selling cookies to fundraise for the walk. Friday we will be baking all day (not eating lol). We are both so excited! It feels so good to be working on this together. We started a month before the walk, but we are going to start earlier for next year and hope to raise more funds. One in 88 children are diagnosed with autism and 1 in 54 boys.

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    Wonderful! My nephew was diagnosed as mildly autistic as well and has some pretty hefty learning disabilities. He's grown up to be such a sweet young man and I miss him so much. I really love the idea of doing something healthy for yourself and having it benefit someone else too!
    I'm baking cookies right now, wish I could get them to you for your sale. Good luck!
    2545 days ago
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