Monday, April 21, 2008

All Out for Autism

Saturday, we all went to the first annual "All Out for Autism" walk. There were a lot of people participating. I got to walk along with two of the best friends I have met since we have been treating autism, Laurie and Leslie. Evan walked almost the entire way, pushing Ella Grace in her stroller. The rest of the time, he rode on Derek's shoulders. At the end of the walk, we enjoyed refreshments, Evan played on the playground, and we visited with friends. The weather was unbelievable, just gorgeous! Thank you all who have prayed for my Evan this April during Autism Awareness Month. Here are some pictures from the day.


6 comments:

Megan L Hutchings said...

Sweet Leigh Ann ~ Meag, La, and I went to TJ Maxx last night. On the window there are three puzzles pieces dedicated to Evan and your family's fight with Autism. We will be your advocate here in TN! I am so glad you had fun at the walk!!!!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

No Problem Leigh Ann! We are just trying to do our small part to make a difference in this world. You never know when it could be you!

Meag said...

Leigh Ann,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I am just beginning to learn more about Autism and I am excited to support the cause of learning about and finding causes and treatments for Autism! I can't wait to get to know you and your family a little better though your blog!

Blessings,
Meag

Traci said...

Leigh Ann, I am so glad that y'all had a great time at the walk. We have yet to do one but Alan is pushing for us to try. You may have inspired us! I'll let you know!

I almost got teary when Megan told you about TJ Maxx. How sweet!

Lauren said...

Hi Leigh Ann, you are very welcome for the puzzle piece for Evan. I actually taught a little boy with autism in Sunday School a few years ago, and he was my ray of sunshine every Sunday morning. He had the biggest smile and sweetest disposition. Me, Megan and Meagan will be at the walk in September to do what we can. Autism now has a special place in my heart. And Megan is right...you never know when it could be your family who's affected. I'm so thankful that my little boy is healthy, and I admire you for being the kind of sweet mother you so obviously are.

His Doorkeeper said...

How blessed you are to be able to be in a place where you can not only participate in activities like the walk but can meet other parents with the same concerns! I would think that would really make a difference for you and your family!