My desire to run for OAR comes from spending time with a girlfriend and her family. Seeing the love, patience, and respect that exists within that family: for her boys and between her and her husband, is something I have never witnessed before. The oldest boy, demonstrates symptoms of Autism, and on several occasions, when he was startled, would respond in unconventional ways. Many people would view his reactions negatively and respond with anger or embarrassment but his parents would ignore all of that and respond with care, love, and patience. His two brothers would respond in similar manners because this is who their brother was, nothing to be ashamed of.
My hope is to help raise not only money for this organization and their research into the fascinating facades of autism but also raise awareness for the stress that it can create in families touched by Autism and their need for support and understanding.
Thank you for donating to OAR and in supporting me in my desires to spread the word.
|Mary Horst||11/20/2017||$50.00||Go for it, Rhonda! Glad to see that you met your goal and to be able to contribute, as well.||Susan Ferri||10/18/2017||$50.00||Enjoy every stride Ronda!||Mykael Ellis||10/18/2017||$20.00||A momentous moment in your life, Ronda! Have a monumental run among the monuments! Stay cool. Mykael||Melissa Lucas-Huckaber||10/13/2017||$30.00||love to all that gift their hearts and time to Autism research and care||Lillian Thompson||10/13/2017||$40.00||You are amazing Rondo! Good luck, run hard, have fun, and be safe. Love, Lillian, Stephen, Dominique & Kailey||Patricia Chester||10/10/2017||$50.00||Pulling for You.||Anonymous Friend||10/10/2017||$300.00||David R Becker||10/05/2017||$250.00||Bill Boothe||09/28/2017||$200.00||Carol Oppenheimer||09/28/2017||$50.00||Yvonne Swartz||09/24/2017||$50.00||Run like the wind, my friend.||Anonymous Friend||09/23/2017||$50.00||Power THRU & have a terrific time passing all those amazing monuments. Many thanks for connecting your efforts with those of OAR.||Rochelle Glantz||09/19/2017||$100.00||Good luck in the marathon.||Josh Rogoff, DMD, PC||09/18/2017||$100.00||What a wonderful opportunity! Everyone here at the office is cheering you on!||Samuel Raynovic||09/10/2017||$75.00||So happy to see you doing this, I know how long you've wanted to do the Marine Corps Marathon....Jordy||Julie Ferman||08/18/2017||$50.00||Harvey & Judy Simon||07/25/2017||$100.00||Glad to help out for good cause.||JUDY & SAM Berger||07/06/2017||$250.00||RONDA, YOU "ROCK", HUGS, JUDY AND SAM||Karen Bershad||06/23/2017||$200.00||Karin Arielle||06/15/2017||$100.00||Hi Ronda! Best of luck with your run! Thanks for your good work, <3 Arielle||Gary Schancer||05/04/2017||$25.00||J Rishel||05/03/2017||$50.00|