We put together, what was initially a small donation drive to help collect items for everyone affected by the Oklahoma Tornados. The outcome was simply amazing in so many incredible ways!
This guys should be multiplied.
I’m not talking basketball either. Check out this girls incredible moves.
This is incredible talent. Such a beautiful story told through the art of dance and song.
MTV finally gets it right with the show, World Of Jenks. Host, Andrew Jenks set out to live with 3 strangers going through different obstacles in their lives.
That’s how we got to Chad! Chad is an extremely lovable 21 year old who gives us a gimps into his life, living with Autism. Through Chads story you are able to better understand the obstacles and struggles that Autism causes Chad and his family. Yet, you’re also able to see the compassion, kindness and zest for life which he possesses regardless of his condition.
Autism now affects 1 in 88 children. There are different forms of Autism affecting children differently. About 40% of children with autism do not speak. 25-30% of children have some words at 12-18 months of age but lose them. Others may speak but not until later in childhood.
The rate of Autism has steadily grown over the last twenty years. What’s crazy is it’s the fastest growing development disorder yet the most underfunded. For that reason, I especially appreciate MTV and Jenks for letting us better understand the disorder by educating the youth and establishing a connection with Chad on a more intimate level.
There are many incredible organizations that help support and fund Autism (who are obviously freaking awesome). A great place to start is Autism Speaks which was originally founded by grandparents of a child with Autism. Since then, it’s grown into a the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Other massive corporations like Major League Baseball and Toys “R” Us have jumped along to support the cause.
Become educated and Light the World Blue today (put on some blue clothing)! :-)
These two 90 year old men are adorable. Age is nothing but a number. Always remain competitive!
This 9 year old will blow your mind. What were you thinking about when you were 9; definitely not the meaning of life. I was concerned with coming with sick dance moves to perform in front of my family.