Friday, February 24, 2006

Autistic Boy Scores

If this doesn't make you weep, you're made of tougher stuff than I.

8 comments:

Myfanwy Collins said...

It made me weep for sure. I'm devastated but in a good way. It's beautiful. Thank you, Ellen.

G-Man said...
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Susan Henderson said...

Aw, I cried like a baby.

Ellen said...

Thanks, Myf, G-man, and Sue. Good to know I'm not the only one so affected by this.

G-man, glad you found your way here, and bravo to you, your son and everyone who loved him. I know what it's like to help these wonderkids clear hurdles. Remember to bring plenty of tissues to the graduation!

Ms. Lori said...

Jason's a homeboy (Rochester, NY), and we couldn't be prouder. This boy's accomplishments are not only phenomenal, but inspiring to all those with disabilities.

My sweet Sarah Rose is mildly autistic (high-functioning Asperger's), and I know what these kids are capable of, if only given the chance.

Katie said...

That is absolutely fantastic!

K Cutter said...

Bet Coach wishes he did that at the beginning of the season!

Those are the real stories that balance out the bad news.

Ellen said...

Lori, I didn't know about your daughter. Did you know my oldest son has HFA? And I agree--we can't make any assumptions about what these kids are capable of. They surprise us every day.

Katie and Kristy ... thanks for your comments. Glad it moved you, too.