March 24, 2009

I Love Sonchai Yoosabai

Sonchai is a firefighter in Thailand who put on a Spider Man costume to rescue an autistic boy from a third floor ledge. I love it when people get our kids.

Thai fireman in 'spider-man' rescue of autistic boy

Tue Mar 24, 4:37 am ET
BANGKOK (AFP) – A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday.

Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.

Despite teachers' efforts to beckon the boy inside, he refused to budge until his mother mentioned her son's love of superheroes, prompting fireman Sonchai Yoosabai to take a novel approach to the problem.

The rescuer dashed back to his fire station and made a quick change into a Spider-Man costume before returning to the boy, he said.

"I told him Spider-Man is here to rescue you, no monsters are going to attack you and I told him to walk slowly towards me as running could be dangerous," Somchai told local television.

The young boy immediately stood up and walked into his rescuer's arms, police said.

Somchai said he keeps the Spider-Man costume and an outfit of Japanese television character Ultraman at the station in order to liven up school fire drills.

March 17, 2009

Gardasil Takes Jenny Tetlock's Life

Many of us have been following Jenny Tetlock's case after she began getting sick following Gardasil more than a year ago.

To my knowledge, no one from the CDC or any other medical authority even checked into her case despite her family's very public appeals and widespread search for answers.

Jenny died yesterday.

Our sincerely condolences to her family. Honestly I am heartbroken for you.

March 14, 2009

I Will Be Speaking in PA in April

I am on a blogging break for the time being, but thought I would mention a speaking engagement that I have on April 25th at a wonderful event put together by ASD HOPE.

They have invited me to speak at their Mother to Mother Luncheon, a lovely day of tea and comfort at Christian Life Assembly Church Women's Plaza. I will be speaking on the Priceless Perspectives Found in Autism Parenting which expounds on this post in my Autism in God's Economy series

The luncheon is free and there is still room for 25 women, but I understand it is filling up fast. So if you are in the Harrisburg PA area and would like a day with your sorority sisters, check into it.

Thanks to ASD HOPE for giving autism moms a special day.

March 11, 2009