Unable to speak, self-injurious and strong as a bull, Colin presents many challenges but he is happy and well-cared for.
I have custody of Colin and my daughter Olivia chooses to stay with us almost every weekend, leaving the three of us living in a one bedroom rental apartment without cable or internet. As I work the night shift, Colin is under the care of an overnight aide, which costs $100 a night. His diapers cost $100 a week and his prescription medication co-pays are $100 a month, in addition to all the other costs involved with raising a child.
I receive no assitance from any government agency and the cost of his care is not even tax deductible! I also pay alimony and child support for my daughter - $2000 a month.
To address my son's needs and climb out of this fiscal hole, Olivia and I have created an Autistic and Inspired campaign, based on a sketch my daughter drew a few years back. For a donation of *$25 we will send you a tee shirt with our logo screen-printed on the front; for *$40 we will send a logo emblazened coffee mug. However, no donation is too small and any amount you might be able to afford would be appreciated.
We hope you feel our cause is worthy of your consideration and thank you for any amount you can spare. My children and I wish you good health and happy times.
Sincerely, Neil, Colin & Olivia
*Please make sure to email tee shirt size, and name/address for shipping.
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