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I spoke to a “customer” on the phone yesterday for about 20 minutes or so. It began as usual with questions about FATWHEELS & bikes and parts and prices. Nothing special until I asked – “what is your daughter’s name?” This is when the interaction turned personal. This is when Mom told me that her “baby” has autism. Continue reading
Excerpt from The Tennessee Register:
What do muffins, bicycles and service have in common? Well, for the St. Ann community in Nashville, they all go hand in hand.
Twice a year, the school club called Bakers for Bikes holds a baking marathon in the cafeteria kitchen. Students bake and package approximately 300 muffins to sell to St. Ann families. Then they donate the funds raised to an organization that modifies bicycles for special needs children. Finally, they present the bike to the child during an all-school ceremony.
I am what they call “Old School.” I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the new age of technology. However, I had an “aha” moment last week when all the planets aligned, the clouds parted and I truly saw the “miracle” of social media and the positive effect it can have on a family dealing with disability.