This is our little boy Raffy, as you can see he is drop dead gorgeous but he has some very serious difficulties in life. Please take a few minutes to read the info and have a browse of the Son-Rise® link. Thanks, Bri & Ruth
This is the munchkin who, with your help, will get to go on the Son-Rise® autism programme. It could make a massive difference to his life. This is the start of a huge fund raising journey for Raffy's parents. I'd love to start them off with your help. If my knees hold out I intend to run/walk/crawl the 26.2 miles of Brighton's first marathon on April 18th. If you could possibly sponsor me I would love you forever. Please become a 'fan' of Raffy and I will keep you updated on how to go about it and I promise to post photos of my 'run' so you get to laugh at me as much as you like. Lets see if we can make it happen.
We knew Raffy was different from other children from very early on, but we just put it down to having me as a dad. At around 18 months he was not far behind his peers but had some unusual behaviour, when he was around 23 months old he stopped eating and drinking completely and we had to feed him smoothies by oral syringe. slowly and with minor setbacks along the way we are now at the stage where he will chew biscuits and toast and eat either porridge or yoghurt (although he needs to be spoon fed by us). He is a very loving affectionate little boy (which is why we didn't suspect he was autistic for ages) but his social skills are very poor (again we put that down to me).
We are sure that the Son-Rise® program will help our little boy achieve all the potential that we can see trapped inside him...