We usually hear the world is very small. BUT When it comes to special needs world is huge, we can get lost. Looking for resources, help and education is a task often falls on parents’ shoulder. And all of us struggle to get and do more for our children.
I always feel grateful and admire to the mothers who have done this way longer and more effectively than me. For me they are the pioneer, I look up to them for many things. They are the ones who inspire me to give back to the special need community more, help new families to navigate this world.
I still remember my dark days (they are not over yet but now they are very few and far between) when things seemed impossible, not knowing what future holds, was the most frightening thing, nothing was working but this group of amazing moms helped me see through the dark times.
Cathy and Cheryl are one of those moms, who inspired, helped many and continue to do so. Their Autism housing pathway helps finding the right housing solution. It was their annual fundraiser and Dancing with the celebrity was the theme.
5 of the respected community member were paired with MIT’s ballroom dancing team. Cheryl’s husband was one of them and I couldn’t let go a chance watching Alex dance :)
The whole show was just full of awesomeness, One of the dancer was a gorgeous police officer of that town. Another one was a brilliant musician with special needs. one was a fighter dad, a director for a non profit and another one assistant principal.
Every year MIT’s ballroom dancing team teaches them and dance with them.
That brilliant MIT team does this year after year. The internationally recognized judges give their time at no cost. I say world is just full of awesomeness, isn't it?
I was in audience watching in awe, not just the dance, the whole energy behind this fundraiser. It wasn’t a crowd of wealthy but the crowd of rich people, people with empathy and compassion. They might not be the millionaire but surely they knew how ot help and support the community of their own.
The organizers, the audience, the MIT team, the artist who displayed their arts everyone was there to fulfill the dream of many of mothers like me – to have a better world for our kids, who only need respect and compassion. Rest will fall into its place on its own.