Today I decided to start donating to Autism Speaks. I opened up an Etsy store 2 years ago but never got the chance to sell a few items. Always seem so busy with a lot of things, especially with three kids. It can be a handful at times haha. Right now I’m testing out cupcake wrappers. I’m still trying to decided weather I should donate 10-25% of what I make on Etsy. (or maybe more, at first I was thinking 50%. I’m all about the cause). I bought the commercial license for one of the wrappers I bought. I’m going to see how it turns out. If it turns out well.. I’m going to starting adding more :) my goal is to donate $200.. My goal will change from time to time. It all depends on how well my Etsy store goes. I want to donate as much as possible. The more the better.
So a little about our little guy. Not really little anymore haha. He’s now 7 and goes to 2nd grade. Attends a special day class at a local school in our area. We first found out he officially has autism when he was 3 years old. I Actually knew it before he was 2. But finally took him to a children’s hospital to see if he really is autistic. My son’s first doctor, seem to not care at all about him. Everytime I say something.. It’s like she doesn’t listen so I switch and found another. The 2nd doctor was much better. She care about everything and anything. Cut to the chase.. Well this one time we went to the doctor. We’ve been asked what makes us think our son is autistic. Told us our son gives pretty good eye contact. If we’re still worried that we should call the children’s hospital and make an appointment. So the doctor gave us the number, and I called and made one.
Months later we finally head down to the appointment. Hours of observation they told us he is autistic.. that it was minor. It was kind of weird how they told us. Exactly what the doctor said: “So after testing and observing your son we find that he does have autism.. How do you feel about that?” I actually wasn’t all that shocked. I knew it from the beginning. After that day I felt so angry because my mother in law (who came to the appointment also) keep blaming me that it was my fault. She kept repeating that their family is perfect. NO ONE in their family ever gets sick or has any kind of disease or what so ever. I mean come on, not all family are perfect. Look how can she say that.. Her daughter (hubby’s sister) has twins and one of the twins has autism also. Does that tell you that if COULD BE from their side?? Well I don’t know.. Her other daughter just fought breast cancer the second time and won (Another cause I should support, my own mom fought and won). They didn’t (hubby and MIL) want Leo (our son) to do any of the blood work that was recommended that day. Before getting angry and upset.. I even asked the doctors (in the same room as MIL) if it could be hereditary from what I heard from their mouths, it’s no one’s fault that, no one knows exactly where is comes from. I have to guess my MIL wasn’t paying any attention to the information the doctor and psychologist was telling us. The only thing she understood was that her grandson has autism, that was it.
Well that was pretty long. Suppose to be short but I got carried away. If you would like to donate to Autism Speaks please feel free and head over to AutismSpeaks.com OR help us achieve our goal and head over to my son’s tribute page =D
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT