Why I Walk for Autism Speaks
Dear Friend and Colleagues,
This year, I’m walking in the Chicago Autism Speaks Walk in Fall 2021 to show my support for my sister, Tamyra P. Stoakley and others like her in order to raise funds for Autism Speaks.
In 2015, I lost my sister, Tamyra P. Stoakley to an evil disease, ovarian cancer. In every way she was my inspiration, my best friend and the one who loved me unconditionally. Some find this hard to believe that my sibling and I had a very special but normal relationship because of the fact she also coped with Autism. I am still dealing with her loss but I know she wants me to be happy, in order to love and live this gift of life that I have been blessed to see for half a century. Unfortunately after a valiant and strong battle against Cancer she lost but in her loss she saved my life through her diagnosis and I had my own operation to prevent the same fate. I honor Tammy's memory EVERY year with this walk.
Those of you who have children, siblings or other family members who are stricken with autism understand the everyday struggles they go through just to adapt to their environments and surroundings. Even with her autism Tammy exuded a quiet classiness to the very end of her journey.
The Autism Speaks Walk is powered by love and built on the commitment and support of individuals like you. My hope is to surpass the $1000 raised last year and that’s why I reaching out to you today. Please help me reach my goal of $500 by donating to my Autism Speaks Walk Team, Tammy’s Titans.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They are dedicated to increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; being the catalyst for research breakthroughs, increasing early-childhood screening and timely interventions, improving the transition to adulthood and ensuring access to reliable information and services throughout the lifespan.
Your support enables Autism Speaks to enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
Please donate today and come out and walk with me!!
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