Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you for supporting Andrew as we take part in the 10th Anniversary of Step Up For Autism walk. Over the years, while other families raised money, I told Andrew our main goals were to raise awareness, create friendships, and yes, embrace acceptance of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Quite honestly, it was me that held off; asking our family and friends to donate their money to our cause. Afraid of being told no. But, as with many things, it was Andrew to steer us in a different direction in our journey. Last year, he said, "Mom, I want my own webpage." He wanted us to raise money like other families had done, and so we did. With your help, he was able to raise just over $1400!!
Well, people, it's that time of year again and my fear is gone! With your help, we would like to raise money again for this truly wonderful cause. I asked him what our goal should be, he wants to start out at $1000, but then with a big grin, he added he'd be happy to beat last year's amount, too!!
As a mom, I can say that this one event has really made Andrew grow into the kind young man he is today. Each year I get asked "What is Andrew going to talk about today?" and each year, I reply, "I don't know." But each year's message is just as meaningful as the last.
Please take the time and donate to this truly worthwhile cause and Step Up For Autism with us!