Dear family and friends
It is amazing what time can do to our lives. This time last year I was living one of the most difficult moments of my life. It was around this time that we faced the possibility of Guto being on the autism spectrum. Until we got his first evaluation the internet was my best friend, and also my worst enemy. It was during my search for answers and in the need of finding positive information and support that I came across some wonderful people. People that had been through what I was living, the same doubts and the same despair. They were able to comfort my heart and helped me to see beyond the A word. They helped me to see my son again. Sometimes we get stuck on the problem and we forget to look at the bigger picture. We see things in one way and with that we build a completely distorted image of a situation. And when we get in this hole it is good to have people that can help pull you out of there, shake you up and bring you back to reality.
This wonderful group of people that helped me through this difficult time got together to do more good. They started a Foundation to be able to help more people like me, more people like them, more people like our kids and I am so honored to have been invited to be a part of it. I am trilled to announce the Arkansas Autism Foundation (AAF). You can learn more about the foundation and follow our work on our facebook page HERE
The AAF, in collaboration with Goodwill, will host its first annual Autism Festival and Walk on May 13th. As some of you may already know, we have a team in Guto’s honor, “The Sweetest Gift.” If you happen to be in Little Rock on May 13th we would love for you to join our team and come walk with us to help us raise awareness to autism. You can donate or get a t-shirt to help our new foundation, just click HERE. You can also help by sharing with your friends about our Foundation. The more people knowing about it the better. Someone that needs help may be closer than you think!
Here is what our t-shirt looks like 🙂
Thank you so much for your support and I am hoping you can walk with us on May 13th 🙂