With World Autism Awareness Day approaching on April 2, and Montreal’s Walk Now with Autism Speaks coming up on May 26, I thought it was time to write a follow-up blog entry about Leo and autism. And to ask you for money (keep reading). :)
I know it may seem like a small thing to people who have typical children - having a birthday party for your child. For us, it was huge. It felt like we had overcome a huge hurdle and I can’t even tell you how amazing it makes me feel to hear Leo talking about his party and how “awesome” it was.
I will be at a kiosk during the first intermission to tell people about an online auction that will continue for the month of April, where items including signed sticks from Steven Stamkos, Patrice Bergeron, Claude Giroux and Vincent Lecavalier, signed jerseys from Carey Price, Tomas Plekanec and Craig Anderson and signed gloves from Stephen Weiss (just to name a few items) will be auctioned off. You can access the online auction at: http://auction.nhl.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/User?id=monNHL&wl=12717464&type=L
The proceeds of this auction will be donated, on behalf of Team Canadiens-Pierre Groulx, to Autism Speaks.