Wednesday, December 30, 2009
An old friend of mine from my 'former life' in Maryland reached out to me recently. I met her when CB was about 4 years old and attended a private program for children with Autism. CB had a same-aged classmate, K, and I quickly befriended his mother, Lori.
After my move from Maryland to Jersey I fell out of touch with Lori. But through an accidental email, we reconnected. Still an Autism activist, and as you will soon see a great writer, Lori sent me a link to a recently published essay in Age Of Autism, a daily web paper about the Autism Epidemic. She wrote about CB... MY little CB... changing her name to "Riley" and mine to "Theresa." I was stunned that CB made such an impact on my friend's heart and mind and immensely honored that she wrote about my child so sweetly and with such affection and poignancy. And, of course, it brought me to tears mid-afternoon.
You can read this beautiful essay written by the talented Lori Brozek and inspired by MY CB (aka 'Riley') over at Autism One HERE.