Good Charity, Inc. lends a hand to a special boy suffering from Autism

February 25th, 2013 by Brian Maiorana

Good Charity Inc., was contacted regarding a sixteen year old boy named Ray.  His mother had reached a point where she didn’t know where to turn.  Her son Ray has many health complications.  He suffers from Autistic Disorder, Prader-willi Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obesity and Anxiety issues.  Ray’s condition started at birth.  As a newborn Ray suffered from pulmonary problems and had to be fed through a tube.  As he grew the symptoms of his condition worsened and it became evident that other issues existed.  Throughout his adolescence, Ray’s developmental delays, social interaction issues and health problems weighed heavily on himself and his family.  Ray inability to relate to his peers was problematic.  His family enrolled Ray into various treatment programs.  At times, Ray would even assault himself and was committed to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.

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Ray lived with his mother and maternal grandmother.  Ray’s mother cares for both her son as well as her elderly mother.  Ray’s father hasn’t been part of his life for many years.  As you can image, the stress and helplessness can begin to be overwhelming.  Ray’s mother contacted Good Charity, Inc.  In a letter sent to us she stated “My son has gotten sicker.  His care is very extensive….I have no one to help me.” 

When we received the letter from Ray’s mom, we made the decision that we needed to help.  We contacted Ray’s mom and discussed ways that we could help Ray in his daily struggle and elevate some of the stress and worry in her life.  We agreed that providing funding for safety precautions around the house would help keep Ray safe and would allow his mother to rest a little easier.

In a letter addressed to Good Charity, Ray’s mother wrote:

“Dear Autistic Society Fund, thank you so much for the charitable donation you gave me and my son Raymond.  We were able to put locks on the doors and put a tub rail on for Ray.  We were able to clean the driveway, install a rail on our steps and put safety precautions in our house.  It was such a big help because Ray could come home on the weekends…He will be able to come home to a much safer home. Thank you and God Bless.”

From all of us at Good Charity, Inc and through our Autistic Society Fund we are especially pleased that we could help in some small way to make a difference in Ray’s life.  We wish Ray and his family all the best.

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