As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hello! My name is:

Hello! I’m Bryce’s mom.

This is my first time blogging so please bare with me. I’m going to start by giving a little introduction to me and my family. We’re from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and yes, we’re Canuck fans! My name is Tanaya and my husbands name is Daniel. We have an 8 year old son named Bryce. Bryce was diagnosed with autism before his third birthday.

Like many people at that time, we didn’t know what autism was, or if it was life-threatening, contagious, or treatable or anything! We were completely uneducated! It really was a learning experience for everyone that ever entered our lives. I have to say though, there’s no amount of knowledge about autism that you can read from a book or research about online that makes it easier to understand this diagnosis. But as a mother nobody knows my son better than me.

Let me tell you a bit more about our son. Bryce is the type of child that when you meet him or get to know him, you can’t help but want to be his best friend. He has a very positive energy and if his cute laugh and hugs don't grab your heart, his big blue eyes will! He is just a beautiful person.

I’m not going to sit here and say that my life has been difficult or easy raising a child with autism. It has really tested our strengths and weaknesses as parents and people. We have learned to have more patience, be more understanding, and compassionate. We do have our struggles from time to time as a family, as husband and wife, as child and parent, but we’re learning everyday.

So why the blog? A lot of hope.

We hope to generate more autism awareness. We hope our knowledge and experiences we will be sharing helps someone. And lastly, we hope to open the hearts of everyone who reads this to help us with funding Bryce’s therapy.

Bubbles Make Him Smile

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