During the month of April I feel a little bit of giddiness. Why? Well, it's when you hear of autism just a little bit more in the news. It is when communities come together and raise awareness through community activities. It is simply when the disability that robbed your child or children of a neurotypical life is talked about in the media more than the rest of the 11 months. To tell you the truth, it makes you feel great! It makes you feel like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to arrive. Everyone is listening and hearing about your disability!
I have been told by numerous people in my small town of what a great job I have done to raise awareness of autism since Trenton's diagnosis That means the world to me. It is my mission to raise awareness of autism for the rest of my life. I think back to the people that I knew who had autism or who were raising a child with autism back when I was clueless and it makes me sick to my stomach that I never once did anything for them. I had no idea what their life was like. NO IDEA!! With that said, I refuse to hide how my boys suffer. The world needs to know about this disease! The world needs to know to make more people appreciative of their own healthy life.
Ever since Trenton's diagnosis I have done everything possible to participate in autism events. Tonight, I want to go down memory lane and share a few pictures from certain events we have attended.
Our first Walk for Autism Speaks in St. Louis in October 2012/
Our blizzard party in honor of Trenton and autism!
Walk for Autism in St. Louis in October 2013
This year we changed from Team Trenton to Two Brothers One Journey
All of these events were good times and great memories all because of autism!