Cameron Austin's ***3rd 1/2 Marathon.*** And Mike Austin's First 1/2 Marathon. We walk to support the Odyssey School which has changed and improved our lives.
About Cameron Austin****5 years ago.....I would show up to his school to volunteer mainly just to see if Cameron was doing okay. He would be the kid walking the track by himself. Cameron did not have many friends, and struggled with reading, writing and communicating with his peers. We read the book "Ferdinand" sometimes every night. Cameron understood how it felt to be different. We had Cameron in special reading camps starting in Kinder, tutoring every summer and a two-year dyslexia tutoring program every day after school. Cameron worked hard - harder than most kids. We decided to do something different and put him in a school "Odyssey" that focused on learning differences.
About Cameron Austin ***NOW***
Probably like or maybe happier than most 13-year kids. Goes to school (yet it takes an hour one way in traffic, and we carpool) hangs with his buddies, laughs at lunch, works hard and feels good about his work. Afterschool comes home rides his bike, listens to music and of course Netflix. Right now it is "that 70's show." and if I can buy him a "KISS" Record for his birthday.
Because of ODYSSEY SCHOOL
We have a happy, confident son that has options for his future, talks of working, driving and college. But happiness and self - confidence is all I wanted for him
WE WALK and TRAIN for months for the 1/2 Marathon because it is a chance to raise money for a school that has changed us all.
****$$$$$****What does the money do?**** Odyssey School is a not for profit organization. The cash provides specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities. The Moody Foundation matches the Money donated now
Thank you, Thank you and Thank you!!!!
Thank you , Thank you and Thank you!!!!