In October I will be walking for my second year in a row for the walk for Autism Speaks, and need a little help raising money. I hate asking for money from anyone, but this is such a good cause and something I am VERY passionate about. My team page is looking a little lonely right now because I haven’t really started collecting money just yet, but decided now is a good time. Last year was my first time ever walking in this walk and I was the team leader. I am the leader of my team once again (no pressure at all) and want to raise even more money than we did last year. Below I am going to put the link to my team page and would appreciate any little amount someone can give us. You can pay by credit card OR print off a donation form, fill it out, and send it in. Literally any amount helps! Thanks in advance! Also, if anyone has any questions at all feel free to message me. I would love to answer anything you have questions about!
Below is my story of my connection to autism, and why I am very passionate about raising money for this great cause.
2 1/2 years ago I started babysitting a little boy with autism. When I first starting watching him I knew nearly nothing about autism, and although he has a very mild case, I soon started to notice differences between him and other children. He has little quarks that make him who he is. He’s one of the smartest, funniest, and loving children I have ever met in my entire life and he has changed my life completely. I have learned what patience really is and have gained a lot of it in the past 2 1/2 years. I have learned what it really means to love someone who is “different”, and that different isn’t bad at all. In fact, it is one of the most special and beautiful things in the world. I have also learned a lot about Autism in general. Soon after I started watching him I started to research things about autism. I read countless articles online, read a few books about it, and took note on things other people told me about it. I loved learning about it and found myself intrigued by just how difficult this “disease” is to understand.
This little boy is such an important part of my life, and I love watching him grow and change. Although it’s not always easy to be the babysitter of a child with autism, I literally wouldn’t change it for ANYTHING in the world. I love him with all my heart and can’t wait to see where his life takes him.
You have it backwards. Never be ashamed to bother people who can afford it about giving to a worthy cause. Solicit guilt-free and incessantly. The problem is not that. It is Autism Speaks. Here is what the people they claim to serve think of them:
If you do not want to change him, you want nothing to do with this organization. They want a world without him. Give the money to a non-profit like ASAN, instead.