Friday, September 12, 2008

Swimming with autism

I just cannot get enough of this story: a young man, living with autism, and his father survive being stranded at sea for over 12 hours. This young man is absolutely inspiring. I read this article today, and according to the young man's father, Christopher loves water. His love for swimming and the feeling of comfort that he receives from being in the water just might be what saved his life. It is absolutely amazing that this young man and his father survived. But it is also amazing that for much of the ordeal, Christopher expressed amusement; in his mind, he was on a swimming adventure. In fact, Christopher has been back in water since the "adventure." I am truly inspired.

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