Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What Kind of World do You Want?

I put this together as a charity project for autism speaks via Five for Fighting.

There are thousands of worthy causes. I think I'll start here for now...


Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

This is awesome, Gina!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Drea said...

Hi Gina,
great slide show! I didnt realize that he was autistic.
How did you know?... did it just all of a sudden happen?

We had friends in seminary who had a little boy that after getting vacinated became autistic. He got the shots.. the very next day he wouldnt even speak...
His body must of reacted to it.

Has it been difficult?
Thanks for the 411 though. I didnt realizes statistics were that high.

11:28 AM  
Blogger chksngr said...


This is beautiful!!!

I too have a question. How did you know that Luke needed to be tested for autism? Was it obvious? I'm wondering if, now that you also have Leila, there seem to be obvious differences between their reactions to the world? Or was it more subtle?

THANKS for sharing your life with us!!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Luke is a handsome little guy!

As I watched the slide show I cried out to Jesus, for Luke.

I see life in his eyes, in his smile.
Keep asking for your miracle! You are an awesome mommy and are giving Luke every opportunity you can. He will thank you one day as he realizes all you did for hima nd how you stood by him!!

And thanks for sharing I didn't realize the statistics were so high either. My husbands sister has a form of autism.

1:00 PM  
Blogger amberdusk said...

Gorgeous Gina! And so touching.... Luke is such a handsome boy. I absolutely adore the picture with him laughing at the end and the blue sky behind. What a precious gift he is. Great editing skills by the way! What did you edit it with? Final cut?

3:17 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Chksngr ~ Luke's signs were really pretty obvious. He was late with each milestone (didn't walk until 17 months - same month as diagnosis), didn't point, poor eye-contact, wasn't interested in things other children were interested in. I became really curious about what might be wrong with him at 12 months.

Amberdusk ~ Actually it was Adobe Premiere Elements. But thanks!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Bek said...

i wish for a world without autism with you, gina. Let His Kingdom come, Let His will be done. on earth as it is in heaven. (there is no autism in heaven)

8:07 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Bek - and that is where all my hope lies.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Drea said...

I went to the autism speaks website. Its really informative.

Have you ever heard of kids just randomly developing it though after a shot?

5:57 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Drea, Yes, David Kirby wrote a book called Evidence of Harm which talks about this in great detail. There are some kids, no doubt that have seen some real set backs after the MMR shots. For Luke, he hadn't even had his first MMR when he was diagnosed. There is very little mercury, if any, in the shots now so it really isn't a big concern but some people are sure that their child's autism was caused by it. And who am I to say. Some have some pretty compelling evidence. Whatever the cause, it's pretty scary because no one can say. No known cause. No cure yet. Soon though...let's hope!! Thanks for your concern.

12:11 PM  
Blogger h&b said...

He's so lucky to have such obvioulsy loving and caring parents.

This made me cry, Gina !

7:02 PM  
Blogger auntie julie said...

hi gina , that was the most beautiful slide show ive ever seen luke is such a handsome little guy i love and miss you all dearly x

11:45 PM  
Blogger Margo said...

His smile is simply contagious. What a sweet little man...what a wonderful momma.

7:17 PM  
Blogger shellyC said...

Fabulous Slide show!!!

He is such a gorgeous little boy.

5:02 AM  

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