Autism Speaks Greater Boston Walk
Yup, someone actually took an order to print that sign.
Jeneil, Rhema, Hope and Katie
Soooo worth wading through the crowd to find them!
Brooke, Luau, Jack and Judith Ursitti
In a moment of magic, 20,000 of us sang Happy Birthday to Jack yesterday
Brooke flying high with the fabulous Yo, B!, her aide from this past summer who came to walk with us
The Walk is so much like the autism journey itself.
Heartbreaking. Exhilarating. Invigorating. Overwhelming. Hopeful. Grateful.
Four years in I see familiar faces now – wearing such familiar expressions.
We gather together under the banner of Autism Speaks, a group that, like each of us, is imperfect, but that, also like each of us, desperately tries to be the best that it possibly can be in order to do all that it possibly can do for our children.
With an open heart, an open mind, and most of all – a burning desire to make life better for those who struggle with the challenges of autism.
We walk for answers. We walk to raise awareness. We walk to foster understanding, compassion and respect. We walk to make a better life for those who we so dearly love.
WE WALK BECAUSE TOGETHER WE CAN AND WE WILL CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN, AND FOR EACH OTHER.
A hearty thank you to those who supported Team Umizoomi this year. To both old friends and new, we are so grateful that you have chosen to join us on this journey. Yo!B, Miss N, Mr and Mrs W, Julie, Grammy, THANK YOU. And a very special mention to our own Grandpa DD, who tirelessly photographed the event for Autism Speaks yesterday. (Folks in CT and surrounding states, if you need a photographer, click the link and tell him I sent you!)