It's that time of the year and we are kicking off the triathlon season with our annual fundraiser for the Organization for Autims Research. Once again, Tri for Autism is an official charity program for the Virginia Triathlon Series. The funds go to the Organization of Autism Research which funds various research projects in an attempt to find a cause and develop effective treatments for those affected. Many of you already know the young fellow in the picture as our son Logan. He has autism. We are blessed to be in a place where Logan was diagnosed early and received early intervention that is critical from some very special teachers and therapists. He is now seven years old and is in a traditional kindergarten class and is doing great. Not a week goes by that he does not surprise us with his intelligence and wit. The courage he shows continually in overcoming obstacles is inspirational. We thank God every day for our family and for His continued grace in helping us meet each challenge we face. In that spirit, we are embarking on a race season that is a step up from last year. We plan, starting at the end of April, to compete in three triathlons over three consecutive weekends culminating with a half ironman on May 9th. We will participate throughout the season in different triathlons with Tri for Autism and the grand finale will come at the end of October when we will run the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. We value your support for the Organization for Autism Research and invite you to contribute if you feel led to give. Don't give because we've decided to get some exercise-- give because there are a lot of courageous people out there who need treatment and their lives will be forever changed because of your support!