Saturday, March 22, 2008

Too many choices...

Which do I want more? A new office chair or a digital camera? I got my taxes back and I must decide which item I want/need more. If I get a camera I can take and post pictures, if i get a new chair I can be much more comfortable while I work. Hmmm...what to do.
I think I would get a Kodak Easy Share camera, they are around $100.
I already know what chair I would get, and it is on sale for $199. Maybe getting the chair would relieve some of the pain I keep getting in my right shoulder when i have to sit at my desk for too long.

This post subject sure is boring. I am trying to learn to express myself, so please excuse the construction going on in my brain. =)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Autism Speaks

My 5-year old nephew, Wyatt, is autistic. Until Wyatt I really didn't have much knowledge or understanding of autism. Unfortunately I am finding that this is more the norm than not.

On May 3 Autism Speaks is sponsoring a walk....”Walk Now for Autism” in SLC, Utah. We are trying to raise money for more research, education, and resources for Autism.

Here are a few facts about autism that you might not be aware of:
Facts about Autism
Did you know…
• 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
• 1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
• 67 children are diagnosed per day
• A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
• More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
• Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
• Autism costs the nation over $90 billion per year, a figure expected to double in the next decade
• Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
• Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
• There is no medical detection or cure for autism

The Mission
At Autism Speaks, the goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

I am asking if you would be interested in joining our team and walking, forming your own team for walking or donating whatever you could to this worthy cause. Please visit my Autism Speaks page and learn how easy donating online can be.

I thank you for reading this blog post. My team name is Wyatt's Warriors...until Wyatt is able to speak for himself we will be his warriors and fight for the help so desperately needed.