Arnold is a man in his forties working at a local CPA firm who commutes to his job via public transportation and enjoys the company of his co-workers. What is different about Arnold is that he has autism. In the past, Arnold received daily support at his job stocking shelves at Toys R Us. He had behavioral problems and required constant attention.
Diabetes Aid and Research helps provide special camp sponsorships for children with diabetes.---Parents of a camper with diabetes: "Thank you for your generosity in providing the funds to send our daughter to the special camp this year. She often speaks of the experience--the friendships she has developed are so important to her in helping her to deal with the emotions and challenges that she faces on a daily basis . . .This will be of great benefit to her as she begins high school this coming fall." Tonya and Dave----Arizona
Debra and her husband had already lost their jobs, disposable income and very nearly their home to MS. But by June of 2007, the degenerating neurological disease struck the cruelest blow, taking much of Debra's mobility. "I am 38 years old and feel 80," she said. She needed an electronic scooter that would allow her to go on outings with her 13-year-old son, but after she was laid off and her husband's own MS battle left him unemployed, the couple had declared bankruptcy.
When my husband, Jason, and I announced I was pregnant with our first child, our whole family was thrilled. We talked about youth sports and science camp and college. We bought clothes and planned the nursery. We picked out our son’s name: Malachi.