Alex’s Journey to Camp Cheerful UPDATE…
I want to thank all of the wonderfully generous friends who supported us in our fundraising to send Alex to this special camp. Unfortunately, life had other plans for the time being. Due to fairly dramatic health issues (more on that later), I am unable to accompany Alex to Ohio, so we are postponing his experience at Camp Cheerful until next year. I did return all funds raised, to their respective contributors, due to the change in plans. Alex is disappointed, but he is very vocal about wanting me to get better. We are working at getting new therapists on board for him, locally and hopefully camp will be in reach next summer and I will be 110% again! Thanks again to everyone who continually roots for Alex. Alex is well aware of the love everyone has shown us along our long journey.
Alex is my amazingly brilliant, funny, sweet kid who has Asperger Syndrome. Asperger’s is a neurological disorder, it is a developmental disability.
Alex is almost 7 years old. There is a summer camp (Camp Cheerful) in Ohio specially
designed for kids with Asperger’s. It includes things like Occupational
Therapy, which would be a huge help to Alex. The camp would help give
Alex the tools he needs to face his daily challenges, which are more
than most adults could tackle every day.
Here’s a wonderful description of Asperger’s Syndrome that recently aired on the PBS show “Arthur” (the meat of it is only until around 2:45… so if you aren’t into Arthur please don’t feel you need to watch all 7+ minutes!)
For a more straight facts, less dramatized (less animated) description please visit AANE’s AS facts. For our personal experiences please read the Asperger’s entries on my blog
Love and peace,
Bek, Jeff, and Alex