Why I Walk for Autism Speaks
Dear Family and Friends,
With each passing day, we’re reminded how fortunate we have been to have family and friends who have continually supported our fight to find answers to the Autism puzzle. Every 11 minutes, another family hears the words, “your child has autism.” Life as you’ve known it is forever changed.
As you may know, we think our son is one in a million, but with Autism he is one in 54. As a boy, he’s one in 34. Our son Jack is one of the lucky ones, not only because he was diagnosed early on, but also because we had the means and resources to enroll him in an intense early intervention program for the next 2.5 years of his life. He now attends a mainstream school, is excelling academically, socially and athletically. Jack’s transformation is what gives us the strength to advocate for others. There are so many others that are not as fortunate. In fact, many children are completely unable to communicate. Others can’t bear to be touched, held or kissed. Today, almost everyone knows someone who loves someone with Autism. If they don't, they will soon. The statistics are only getting worse – more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, Diabetes and Cancer combined. We did not ask for this mission; Our mission was chosen for us. So if you feel in your heart that this cause is still important to your charitable giving, please join our team or become a Sponsor by visiting Jack Garchik’s Crew.
Thank you for your compassion, kindness and continued support.
With love and gratitude,
Jack Garchik's Crew
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