***** JAKES BOAT SANK December 23rd, 2019. We are using the SAME fundraiser to REPLACE the boat he attempted his World Record on in December 2018. Please read UPDATES. *****
Our New World Record together... " smallest motorboat- longest distance- female division " .
My name is Pamela D'Amelio.
Meet my son Jake. aka
" The Amazing Jake " .
He was born on the Autism spectrum and does not speak. He has survived abuse and being bullied. Most recently cyber bullying being called Retarded!! Yes this is horrible.
As a single mother that has survived abuse and being kidnapped at gunpoint, I use my survival skills to encourage and inspire my 10 year old non verbal son ... to never limit ourselves!
When we were told to
" Not expect much from Jake" due to his Autism??..
We knew ....This was not a way to live life.
I absolutely knew God had other plans for this child and it was up to me... to get him out into the WORLD! ..
This Beautiful boy has overcome so much in just 10 years of his life. But gratefully, he has also experienced and inspired so many families to get out and enjoy life!
Every family must choose the journey best for them. The Autism spectrum is different for every child.
Jake and I chose to Not focus on his
" disabilities "... but focus on his
" Unique abilities " . We have traveled across the United States of America coast to coast in a car alone. He is learning English and Spanish! And most importantly... is very social and Loving!! We have found that being on his little boat " Size Doesn't Matter " is the best therapy for him. It is not fancy... but so calming for this precious boy.
We want all of you to join
" Team AMAZING Jake " in our new Adventure. Our mission is to inspire all families to get out and enjoy Life !
Maybe try safe boating, canoe, kayaking on the waterways in your neighborhood!
Our New World Record :
Smallest motorboat *** Longest distance
*** Female division.
Of course my co captain The Amazing Jake will be leading this epic adventure !
Jake has inspired me to complete my Captains license certification over this next year and never let our past define our future.
All of you will be able to watch us live and travel with us along the trip. Hopefully Starting on November 26th , 2018 .
We will Launch the boat in Florida and travel along the east coastline. 100 miles? 200 miles? 500 miles? US Coast will be close. So do not worry. We will be mainly inland on the ICW. Intracoastal.
So exciting to invite all of you to join us. Your pledges and sponsorship is needed to submit our Expedited Application for a New World Record. Yes... there is a charge to apply. ( $1650. Min.) That does not include a judge " adjudicator".
We also need your help to make safety modifications on my son's little boat for this long journey and to assist with additional expenses.
We are grateful for your help and support as we all live here together in the World on planet Earth.
What World Record will you attempt? We hope this encourages many to get up and get out and not be limited by our past or special " Unique Abilities ". Please share with your friends and family.
Thank you again Love Pamela and the Amazing Jake
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