WE PASSED OUR GOAL, BUT THE EVENT GOAL IS $150,000 - SO KEEP IT COMING, THERE ARE OVER 1,500 MORE KIDS JUST LIKE NICKY WHO NEED SUPPORT! THANK YOU!!!
Here we are again - thanks for coming back... and if this is your first time, thanks for being here!
This is an annual family thing for our family, since the very first walk in 2000. Nothing is more dear to our hearts as a family than this Center; our extended family here has become over the last 10 years our biggest supporters, our closest friends, and for one year now Cheryl's supportive employer (she hung around long enough they decided to start paying her!). We can't tell you how meaningful it would be if our family and friends supported the Center with us, for over 1,500 families just like ours.
If you know anything about our family, you know that we have been through the depths of despair with Nicky; his level of need has exceeded our ability to care for him despite our endless love for this beautiful spirit, and he has been placed residentially for over 2 years. The good news is, he is thriving and so are we.
None of this would have been possible without the Autism Resource Center, who provided us with information, referral, professional and personal support, and moments of true but rare joy.
Thank you for your kindness; every person who donates is cherished and appreciated more than you'll ever know. Consider joining us at this special event - we'd love to see you there! Cheryl will be the one with the bright orange shirt ripping her hair out and screaming at everyone (she's one of the ones in charge). You won't be able to miss her. Take care, and God Bless!
(March 11, 2010 was a day in social media history, when a single Tweet generated a global response to this page and in 9 hours our goal of $3,000 had been matched. We made the trendyurl.com list between the richest man in the world and health care (irony at its very best!). The reason? The compassion and influence of a guy named Chris Brogan, who humbly told us there's no need to thank him. We doubt we could do that eloquently enough anyway, so the best way to honor Chris for his efforts is to honor those from the 'Twittersphere' who have answered the call and donated so incredibly generously to someone they've never met. And, we vow that your donations will go directly to the kids and their summer camp, just as we tweeted. Thank you, everyone!)