From a young age it’s always been psychologically tough for me but with perseverance I have always battered down the obstacles no matter what.
👱♂️When I was 13 years old I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.
👫My parents never gave up hope on finding a positive outcome.
🗒They would research tirelessly to do whatever they could to find that one amazing opportunity.
📺This opportunity would come in the form of a documentary by Q.E.D. Called “I Want My Boy Back” filmed at the Autism Treatment Center of America®.
🎥The documentary is about the Broadrick family’s quest to communicate with their autistic son, they learned of a “Out of the box” approach of the Autism Treatment Center of America, it took two years of fundraising to visit the non-profit organisation for two weeks, and the end result for them was truly miraculous.
👀It was only from watching this documentary that my parents knew the Autism Treatment Center of America, was the place to help me find my way!
⏰When my time came in July 1998. My parents and I flew to Massachusetts Boston For a week long Son-Rise Program®
😃I had the most amazing mentors work with me including Bryn Hogan and William Hogan ( Who I will always remember for his excitement and his unbelievable energy)
☺️Bears and Samaria the founders who for me were just the most beautiful people I have ever met!
😲I remember when I first arrived at the Autism Treatment Centre of America and the sign on the gate was “A place for miracles”
🌟And it really was. I was a changed boy at 19 When I left after a week. My world had opened up, I was free from the abyss. I was excited for the next step!
👉I made a decision that I would give back to the Autism Treatment Centre of America when the time was right.
🙎♂️My dad approached me in February 2019 and asked me if I wanted to trek to Everest Base Camp ⛺this was the moment I had been waiting for!
My trek to Everest base camp ⛺will be exciting, challenging and memorable. Just like my journey so far!
🎉I have so much gratitude for my parents because without them I would not be where I am today!
💷Join me in making a donation to this wonderful non profit organisation here >>>>> https://www.facebook.com/donate/356956961643933/?fundraiser_source=external_url