Alex and Jamie are runners, and yes, they happen to be autistic.
I have run one marathon - it was very tiring and honestly I not sure the last child birth was much more painful. But I wanted to do it, and I trained in the snow, like many do, only to run on a burning hot day. And I did it... in a time I'm not sharing with you here. But running marathons is pretty cool and these guys achievements are awesome. And they are known for how well they do, not being autistic.
Just like I think of Anthony and how he loves his karting, not just that he's autistic.
And how David loves colour, not just that he's autistic.
And how Jane loves books and cooking, not just that she's a girl.
Because this focuses on the person, the artist, the runner, the sports driver. And that's wonderful and as it should be. If you'd like to see the video, please watch below, and thanks again to Bright Vibes for bringing it to my attention.
Published to support this week's #wetalkmakaton sign of the week!