A Target on Their Back

November 17th, 2012

11-17-12What a huge day of meeting people along the Treasure Coast of Florida. There are four separate events taking place this weekend in Vero Beach and One Million Acts Of Kindness will be very visible at all of them.
Early in the day, I met a very caring mom and her son. Bryce has Asperger’s Syndrome  and his mom, Rebecca is there every step of the way for him. Azperger’s is a high functioning form of Autism and because of this they are picked on more than any group of adolescents. “It is as if they have a target on their back,” she said. Rebecca started Puzzled Families, a support group for local parents who had nowhere else to turn. What a great way to help an entire community of people.
Sara from the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County was an instant fan of The Kindness Bicycle and its signs. We got into a lengthy conversation about how people “bully” their pets. She works for this fantastic organization that helps animals who need a helping paw up.
I visited the Vero Beach Rotary’s fundraiser, they are doing so much for so many throughout their community and beyond.
Late in the day, Beth, Peter and Karen invited me to join them for a hot tea. Beth is a special needs teacher in Raleigh and loved seeing the “Overcome bullying through love”  sign on The Kindness Bicycle. She is going to research the News-2-You website for the article that was written a couple of years ago. Every special needs organization should know about this great resource. Their domain is www.news2you.n2y.com
Thank you to Danielle and the Ocean Grill for the generosity this evening.

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