Hi everyone! Thank you so much for coming to my fundraising page to donate and learn more about why I am running the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2020!
My name is Jane Compton and this is my big brother Dan. Dan was diagnosed with autism at age three and is so special. He embraces life for all it has to offer and is the most positive person I know. He is social and loves meeting people. He is never afraid to strike up a conversation and make someone smile. He has worked so hard to show the world that people with autism are a blessing and that they can contribute in meaningful and amazing ways. Growing up with my brother there were always ups and downs, but let me tell you, we’ve had so many ups. From Dan’s love of homemade pizza to Disney World to snuggling up on the couch with our puppies, I’ve learned to embrace the little things and live life to the fullest.
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism understands the value in supporting families with autism. Their mission is to improve the lives of people and families living with autism by helping them find resources and funding advocacy and educational programs. Our family has received SO much love and support over the last 20+ years and we would like to give back to families across the country who need this as well.
Please join me in supporting the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of Dan and others with autism! Thank you for supporting me, Dan, and all others in the autism community. Like Dan loves to say, “Don’t wait for your dreams to happen. Simply get up on your feet, get out there and make them happen!” I couldn’t agree with him more -- let’s do this!
All my love,
About the foundation:
Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 20-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $14 million to schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people affected by autism.
The Flutie Foundation also provides education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, and direct family support through its special programs. The Flutie Foundation’s newest initiative, Flutie Spectrum Enterprises, will help create businesses to employ adults with autism.
Learn More | www.flutiefoundation.org
The Flutie Foundation is proud to participate in the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program.