A small gift may sometimes be just a token; sometimes it is so much more than that.
Sometimes it is a key that opens up a world of opportunity to communicate and understand. It sometimes takes a natural disaster to perform a giving act. Then we realize that natural disasters are around us every day. Autism rates are alarming: now 1 out of every 110 children are diagnosed; of those 1 out of every 70 boys, with boys affected four times more often than girls. If Autism is not a natural disaster, one that affects a worldwide community of children, I don’t know what is.
Pass the word along: Autism Awareness is awareness of our children.
The community’s concern for our recent tornado victims is clear, as one family gives a generous gift to another, to help one little girl. The Jones’ daughter Zoey has autism, and needed an ipad for her development. But when the tornado swept away everything they owned, they gave up on ever getting that technology for their daughter.
But Thursday, they got an unbelievable gift from someone they don’t even know.
The Jones lost their savings for an ipad, along with their house, and everything else when the tornado touched down. Now, they’re forced to figure out where to go next, knowing it would be too much to ever bring their daughter back home.
Now, they have hope, with the generous and anonymous gift of a brand new ipad. Zoey’s father Jeremy Jones says, “We don’t the possibilities and what’s coming but it’s just going to open all kinds of doors for her, take her up several knotches right off the bat.”