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I just called to say I love you… and maybe a few other things too…

Chapter One: Black Eyed Whistlers and Bears Behaving Badly A couple of  weeks ago during Charlie’s 4 hour long day of therapy sessions at the AFT my phone rang.  The personal phone  that never rings..unless it’s something I probably don’t want to know! The next clue I had that it couldn’t be anything  good was it […]

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Heroes Come In All Sizes…

This past weekend could not have gone any better for Charlie, Abigail, or myself. Which, if you look at the way the past year…or few years have gone, that’s truly an accomplishment in its own right. Some tragic events did come to pass in the wake of it all. Quite a few friends of mine […]

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What Is Autism? ~ by: Abigail Layne

Sometimes I think what is autism? Autism is something that some kids like my brother Charlie, also known as The Bear, have. It’s a disability. They can hear stuff we can’t like light. So, if a kid with autism comes to you and says “lamp off” then that’s why. Autism can be a sad thing […]

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I get by with a little help from my friends…

AFT made the Tennessean this weekend with the help of an old high school friend of mine, Jeff O’Neill. Truthfully, it probably could’ve happened a little sooner, but things have been a little hectic on my end! Let me give you the exclusive details on how this came to pass…and maybe even a little more […]

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Week 1 of Bear’s Summer Camp w/AFT: TICK Tock! Here we go!!!

It finally arrived! A Monday that at least one person was looking forward to. I know, I’m just as surprised as you are that such a thing exist, but it does!  Though I will admit that from the pic above you can tell, Charlie was slightly less than thrilled with his swim/water play attire the […]

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