Speaking the Truth, with Love ...

Casi

In Loving Memory of Casi Renée
June 3, 1995 - June 13, 1999

Casi's Life


Casi's Quest

 

Autism is 1 in 67 children today and it's impossible to have a genetic epidemic!
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Autism Awareness

 They looked at me with compassion.
 I hadn't a clue why.
Then they told me my son was challenged
 and I began to cry.

 Your son may be Autistic or
have some  related disease.
I've never heard of it, I said.
  Explain it to me please?

It occurs one in every sixty seven births,
 Four times more often in boys.
 Families of all racial and ethnic backgrounds,
  Regardless of stature or poise.

It's a Lifelong neurological impairment
That  affects the ability to speak,
   Play or socially interact.
 I felt my knees grow weak.

My husband took me in his arms;
 We held each other tight.
 My five year old beside me asking,
 Mommy, is Stevie all right?

 We wouldn't have known there was a problem,
 If not for his speech delay.
We thought he was just a little shy,
 And preferred solitary play.

When she said they don't know what causes it,
  I just wanted to die.
 My God, this isn't happening,
  They can't even tell us why?

  God is not sleeping, I said to myself
  Over and over again;
 Holding fast to my faith in God
   To help me endure the pain.

   Clearly there needs to be research.
 It's imperative we find a way
  Of getting the programs funded,
   If we're ever to gain some headway.

   Our children are so precious.
    They look to us for care.
  Let's show them how much we love them
       and make everyone aware.

2000-2003 Linda Q. Demos