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Drew's Walk for Autism Speaks

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BENEFITING: AUTISM SPEAKS

EVENT DATE: May 14, 2011

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THE STORY:

Teresa and I are trying to raise $10,000 for Drew's team in this year's Walk for Autism Speaks. Our son, Drew, is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with Autism.

 
Drew is currently undergoing intensive in-home therapy, approximately 26 hours a week. We have 5 very influential people in our son's life now that are attempting ABA- Applied Behavioral Analysis or Behavioral Therapy. He's very receptive to their programs and is doing really well responding. For a very bright child, he's quick to catch on and is moving through the programs rapidly. We are hoping that he will be fully ready and able to enter Junior Kindergarten un-assisted this August, but have a lot of work to do to make that dream a reality. 
 
We have learned in these 2 years many things, most through trial and error. Since there is no known cause or cure for Autism, we have tried different avenues to allow Drew to grow. Through diet, supplements and medications we saw him finally recognizing pain, displaying a more mature attitude, and being receptive to people other than Mom and Dad. Drew is a very loving child who recognizes emotions, enjoys being physically active and is now able to recognize colors, numbers, letters and his name. We are thankful everyday that he has the ability to speak, the ability to recognize the important people in his life and is affectionate. These are traits many children with Autism do not possess and are the reason why Autism Speaks exists. Autism is more than just gestures. More than just sounds. More than just the unruly child that can't pay attention. It's time to listen and find the missing pieces. Let's try to find it together for Drew and all those affected by Autism.
 
The 2 mile walk is on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. It begins at 10:30am. Food and drink are provided, and there's a bounce house and other activities for the kids. Donate to our team or walk with us please, we would love the support!!!!!!! This year we are Team DREW'S DEFENDERS.
 
Thank you for your support,
Dave and Teresa

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To This Fundraiser

$1,580

MONEY RAISED
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  • walknowforautismspeaks.org/milwaukee/drewsdefenders

    $1,100

  • The Alderton's

    $250

  • Benischek-Imes Family

    $150

  • Paula and Joe Biondich

    $20

  • Nick

    $10

  • 50.00

    $50

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16% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,580 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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dave cluka

Amount Raised

$1,580

 

16% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Stephanie Kreitzer

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Tiffany Hansen

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Donor Comments

50.00

50.00

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Nick

Nick

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Paula and Joe Biondich

Paula and Joe Biondich

DONATION: $20

Go Drew Go! 6 years ago

Benischek-Imes Family

Benischek-Imes Family

DONATION: $150

7 years ago

The Alderton's

The Alderton's

DONATION: $250

7 years ago

walknowforautismspeaks.org/milwaukee/drewsdefenders

walknowforautismspeaks.org/milwaukee/drewsdefenders

DONATION: $1,100

7 years ago