Hey parents, can you relate to this video?
I was going to repost the video of ‘Its the most wonderful time of the year’ for STAPLES as the parents are flying around on the shopping cart filling it with back to school supplies.
But I came acrossed this one.
“The moving images of this Easter Sunday moment at the Vatican have spread around the world over the last few days. Greeting followers in St. Peter’s Square from the “Popemobile,” Pope Francis called for 8-year-old Dominic Gondreau, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to be raised up to him. He proceeded to hug Dominic, giving him a kiss on the cheek.
Paul Gondreau, a theology professor at Providence College, had traveled with his wife and children to Rome to teach for a semester. He was shocked to see his son in the arms of the newly elected pontiff, and he shared the amazing experience with Megyn Kelly on America Live.
Gondreau said he was seated with his four other children further away from the pope. Dominic and his mother, Christina, had been summoned earlier by the Swiss Guards to move into a closer seating area with other disabled children.
Gondreau said one of his other sons pointed out what was happening, telling him it was actually Dominic that was being held by Pope Francis.
“(My son) said the pope is holding Dominic! That’s when I looked up at the Jumbotron and beheld this grand moment and was immediately moved to tears with my son. I will cherish that memory forever,” he said.”
This moved me to tears, just had to share. May God Bless them both.
Alexis is very correct. Too many think that Autism is only about deficits.
People with Autism also have abilities, talents, positive feelings and dreams.
When I came across this, I thought it was AWESOME and just had to feature this positive story here on my blog.
Alexis Wineman is Miss Montana and she has Autism. She will be competing for the Miss America crown. The show will air live Saurday on ABC January 12, 2013 at 9pm ET in Las Vegas.
I normally do not watch the Miss America pageant, though this year I most likely will tune in because of Alexis. I am very interested to see her comedy talent routine.
Also Alexis needs your support- you can vote online for her through January 10th here at this link; http://www.missamerica.org/videocontest/
When asked what she will do if she does not win the crown, Alexis will continue her public awareness speaking about Autism. What a special lady she is.
Good Luck to Alexis! I think she is a beautiful inspiration inside and out.
Further info about her story : http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/01/08/beauty-autism-miss-america/17018/
Autism is not just about deficits, it is also about positive ABILITIES.