Help local families with autistic children

Our son Mark died tragically from a fall 24th December 2011, the local lads have got together every Boxing day to play a match in his memory, this year we would like to use the match to raise money and awareness of AUTISM. We want to give back to a community that has helped us tremendously in our grief.
Autism is:
Unable to speak, or maybe speaking too much
Hugging everyone, or disliking touch
Escaping outside,
Or trying to hide
Excitedly flapping
Inappropriate clapping
Autism varies so much

Won't wear a coat, or wears one all year round
Fussy eater, or would eat dirt from the ground
Screaming or humming
Annoyingly drumming
Toys in a line
The same way every time
Autism varies so much

Struggling to learn, or has wonderful gifts
Obsessions of numbers, trains, films or lifts
Spinning around
Throws things on the ground
Constantly spitting
Aggressively hitting
Autism varies so much

Alone without friends, or controls every game
Always looks different, always dresses the same
Swinging on doors
Head banging on floors
Freaks at the dryer
Keeps climbing higher
Autism varies so much.

Can't answer questions, won't do as they're told
In their own world or bossy and bold
Over prepared
Anxious and scared
A spectrum so wide
But they all bring us pride
When autism touches our lives.
Support, don’t stare or ridicule, its genuine, and can’t be helped. Support is welcomed, this could be any child, any parents daily struggle, but understanding and patience is a virtue .

**It doesn't matter how old that child is either.

I support autism awareness... always


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  • Anonymous 
    • 20 £ 
    • 17 d
  • Oran McAtamney  
    • 100 £ 
    • 17 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 40 £ 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 30 £ 
    • 21 d
  • Helen Glendinning  
    • 20 £ 
    • 22 d
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Rose Rodgers 
Kilrea, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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