My fundraiser is dedicated to an amazing little 8 year old boy named Braden. Who's smile warms my heart. Braden loves to build especially with legos right now, his favorite color is red, and he was nonverbal until the age 3. He is now able to initiate and participate with those around him. He is called B-Man by the people who love him, because like the Bee, he is not supposed to fly, but he does fly past expectations every day! Autism reaserch is not only important for Braden's life but in all the children's lives who have been diagnosed. Im passionate about Autism research because of Braden, but also because I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I see everyday the need for research to provide support for children just like Braden. Research to provide the tools for Braden and children like Braden to fly like a bee! Please help me meet my goal so that I may be able to help fund research for Autism while dedicating my run at the Chicago Marathon to B-man.