|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on July 22, 2013 at 3:55 PM|
I've sat down to write Treats4Treatments’ first post a number of times. I thought...should I introduce us, talk about our kids, diagnosis day? I was not sure. So I am going to go with the emotion I have at the moment, excitement, I am excited about what Treats4Treatments is going to do. Ultimately its about helping our beautiful children who are so deserving of it. I feel honored to be a part of an organization whose sole desire is to help, and help far more families than just our own. There are science-based treatments out there that can really make a difference for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. This is awesome news; however, the unfortunate part is that although proven to work, these treatments are costly. It is unfair that some families have to choose between putting food on the table and treatments for their child. We need more solutions, and this is where Treats4Treatments can help. Either through donations or by purchasing a yummy treat, you will help someone in a very big way even if the dollar amount is small. I hope this blog will be a place of information, humor, love, and gratitude. This is only the beginning of this journey, and we are determined to see it succeed!
I'll end this first post by sharing a personal moment - One day I was feeling low, like us "Special Moms" do from time to time. I went looking for something to hold on to. I found a talk written by a spiritual man who travels the world giving service. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like:
"People are different, every single one of us, we ALL have a contribution to make. No one is destined to fail."
At that moment there was a change in my heart, I honestly had never heard those exact words. I assure you, moments before I read that I felt destined for failure. To hear that someone believed the exact opposite was a relief, and better yet, I suddenly knew I believed it too. I know our children are destined for great things, but they need help reaching their potential.
---- Thank you for being part of the solution.