let me please introduce you to my dear friend valerie paradiz phd.
she is one of the most incredible women i have ever met. we have been dear friends since we were little girls.
she has always been immensely talented in every way but i see her most valued talent (gift) is her complete generosity.
her sweet son elijah was born... with autism. this turned her world upside down....and directed her life long path into one of the most astonishing careers anyone could ask for.
her struggles and completely courageous efforts to raise him alone are beyond what most of us can imagine.
she is one of the very best mother's i know. she has helped elijah grow into the amazing man he is today...
she has written a wonderful book ..."elijah's cup". it is a brilliant read.
this month is autism awareness month... val is currently on a 7 week international city speaking tour... to read so much more about her and elijah go here http://www.valerieparadiz.com/
bravo val. you are a true blue.