Early Detection

Early detection is a supporting factor whenever we are face with anything that may harm us from living. In the indication of a disease or disability that may change our lives, a key factor in beating the odds is early detection. I recently started a petiton that mandates early detection for kids with autism between the ages of 1 to 3 years old. This petition is to support early detection testing for all American families. This will prove to be beneficial in the efforts of helping us change the course of autism in many American families. As we know of now, 1 in 88 kids are diagnosed with autism and every 11 minutes another child is born under the spectrum(autismspeaks.org). The focus for us is to early detect all toddlers between the ages of 1 to 3 years old. This has to be done KNOW! We can’t procrastinate on this situation. This blog will run currently on a weekly basis. Please stay in tune for the progression of our petition. To sign our petition please go to http://www.change.org and show your support. In my next blog I will share you stories about my son Eric. He is the reason we are taking these steps to bring awareness to early detection. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to spend a moment with us. As I close out I will leave you with this quote; “If you change the way you look at things, things will change for you.” Till next time: #learningforlife

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Knocked down, but not out….

In our life we all go through “the struggle.” Life will hit you in the mouth like Mike Tyson. While you’re lying on the ground after that hit, what will you do? I know many people would probably say stay down because it was Tyson that hit you, but think of this analogy as bills, foreclosed home, seperation from spouse, and unemployment all hitting you at once. In these moments what would you do? Despite all these things happening at once you still have take care of yourself and your kids. The response to all these things is your next biggest moment. It is time to get up from that hit and fight back with everything in you. Although you may lose a few rounds throuought the fight, you have to stay in  the ring and go the distance. This is just a message I wanted to share with everyone and I hope it helps someone today. My son Eric is who I have in my corner when I’m in that ring fighting for my life. Whatever or whoever inspires you let them be that light at the end of the tunnel. ” Darkness cannot over-come darkness, only light can do that; hate cannot over-come hate, only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr. Until next time: keep”learning for life.”

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“when you’ve reached the end of your rope, tie a not in it.”

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Learning for Life

This will begin my very first blog and I’m proud to dedeicate it to my son Eric.  You see, my son was diagnosed with Autisim at age four. I’m not stating this for any particular reason, I just wanted share a part of who Iam as i begin this story and what drives me. I met my wife in fall of 1997 she had already been blessed with 3 kids prior. We got married 2 years later and we been together ever since. I’ve been truly blessed in my life and raising my family has made me a better man. I wish that everyone could experience the same or similar blessings that I have. My son Eric is the yougest of the bunch. It was a devestating blow when we first found out. The first thing you think is that was it something we did wrong. We beat ourselves up with these questions for the first few years. After doing some research we began to understand a little more about Autisim. Although there would always be questions, we had to continuously educate ourselves on this matter. As I continue to write this blog I will share more of our story. My son has changed my life and those around him forever. This is why I dedicate my life to personal developement and continuos learning. Eric did not ask to be  here, but it is my job to be there for him and others like Eric. We should all strive to learn for life because “you will never change you life until you change something you do daily.” I will talk to you soon keep Learning for Life.