This is a sponsored post on behalf of GiveForward. All opinions are mine.
My Buzz is a brilliant 8 year old boy. He’s smart, kind and so creative. Some of the things he comes up with, it’s amazing to me. A nonstop whirlwind of motion, he’s climbing over everything and making life into his game. He’s also one of the funniest kids I know, always on the hunt for a laugh, usually even when he shouldn’t be. He is truly extraordinary.
My brilliant, one of a kind Buzz is also autistic.
It’s no surprise that when I heard the story about a disturbing ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank being played on a 14 year old autistic boy, I knew I wanted to be involved and help spread the word. To show that love really is greater than hate.
If you haven’t heard the story, In Bay Village, Ohio three teens challenged one of their fellow students, a fourteen-year-old boy with Autism to take the ALS Ice bucket challenge. But instead of ice water, the teens dumped a bucket off the roof of a house filled with the most disgusting bodily fluids. You can read more about this horrible prank on the GiveForward fundraiser page. NO ONE deserves to be treated like this. It’s incredibly brave that this teen has decided to share his story.
GiveForward is the world’s #1 fundraising site for helping people in need. We help people come together and give support when they need it most. Since 2008, they have helped families raise over 120 million to help cover their expenses during hard times or honor the people that they care about.
Through GiveForward, a fundraiser has been started. It began as a way to show this boy love, rather than hate. He needs to know just how courageous he is for coming out and talking about what happened.
Give love, not hate. Every little bit helps.
My own son could be this 14 year old boy and it’s heartbreaking. We need to turn the story around and prove that #Love>Hate.