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Thank You For Giving Me Back a Bit of Strength

This is a response we received from a recipient of a grant from our Autism Cares program. The Autism Cares grant went to her gas bill, electric bill, and her rent. Autism Cares provides financial support to families affected by autism during natural disasters and other catastrophic life events. These grants help to cover costs associated with critical living expenses such as; housing, utilities, car repair, daycare, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis.

Dear Autism Speaks,

I just got home from work and received your e-mail about our Autism Cares grant, and it’s taken me quite a while here to stop the tears! You have NO idea how grateful we all are for your help! I am just floored…thank you, thank you, thank you!

I had no idea how I was going to get through March, let alone catch up with the bills on which I was past due. Now we will be able to be “in the black” for the first time in a LONG, long while! Not to mention the fact that now I’ll have a little extra money for food that our state food benefits doesn’t cover for us. You are such a blessing to us!

How do I possibly convey my thanks? I don’t know how…I just don’t. All I know is that I will finally rest a little easier. It isn’t just “help with the bills” that you are giving my family…it is also knowing that there are those who really do CARE, and who understand the challenges of having multiple children with autism in a single-parent home. It’s never easy, I know, but I’ve often wondered “why me”? Why my family, my boys? Now I know why: these children have given ME so much strength I would’ve never had otherwise. Sometimes, however, I just don’t feel very strong.

Once again, I just am SO grateful for this help! This will pull us out of a big hole, and my boys will finally not see me weep about money concerns!

Thank you…SO MUCH…for giving me back a bit of strength….!

Many Blessings to you!

For more information about Autism Cares, visit www.autismcares.org.

  1. David
    March 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing. As a fellow parent I know your pain but after reading your letter I feel I know your strength as well.

  2. Ellenora Hurt
    March 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    This is wonderful.

  3. Katie Wright
    March 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    How wonderful AS is doing this

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