US$305.00Donated So Far
Our adventure started 4 years ago when we decided to go to Mexico for a few weeks for a holiday vacation. We were very scared at the time as we never have traveled with our autistic child before. What an adventure it was! Upon our arrival, our son saw the ocean and it triggered something inside him, he was completely amazed by it. Within a few weeks, incredible changes started. Our son started talking, relating to others and seeking other children to play, something he would have never done before. So, we decided to stay a little longer. Than 2 months turned out to be 6 months, then 6 months turned out to be 2 years and now it has been 4 years. Our precious, sweet and beautiful son is getting better and better by the day! Now, 4 years later, our son is now talking, he has friends, he is going to a normal school and is doing so much more than what we expected. His diagnosis went from “Severe Autism” (at 18 months) to “ Asperger’s” (5 years old) with a higher-than-normal intelligence. As parents, we are very happy we made this choice to help him.
Now we decided to make our adventure a permanent one. We bought a four-apartment building house that we want to renovate and start a small business of vacation rental for tourists to help us fund our life here. In the next six months, we will be renovating the first level of our house to turn it into a house for my small family. Then, the second level of our house will be split into two apartments for rental.
While we managed to fund most of our renovations, your support would be greatly appreciated in order to help us finalize our dream. We are seeking an extra $11,000 to finalize our renovations.
Anybody who donates $100 or more will enter a draw for a free 2 weeks holiday in our apartment rental place as soon it will be ready.
Thank you, sincerely, for all your help! We are grateful.
- Shelley Bourassa
- Social Media Coordinator
We are getting there...Update posted by Shelley and Chrystian Bourassa at 05:57 pm
We managed to raise $2,145 online and offline. We sincerely thank everyone that backed us up. We just need to raise $8,855 more in order to renovate our house and make it safe for our autistic son. As you know, extra security locks on doors and windows cost money so
Thank You for your DonationUpdate posted by Shelley and Chrystian Bourassa at 04:07 pm
A wonderful thing happened last week. We received a gift of $1,100 extra offline. We greatly appreciate your kindness! This gift will help us put a secure door with locks on our house so our autistic child won't wander off. I’m sure you have heard the horror stories of fatalities
Please Help us Fulfill our Mexican Dream for our Sweet Autistic BoyUpdate posted by Shelley and Chrystian Bourassa at 05:56 pm
Please Help us Fulfill our Mexican Dream for our Sweet Autistic BoyOur adventure started 4 years ago when we decided to go to Mexico for a few weeks for a holiday vacation. We were very scared at the time as we never have traveled with our autistic child before. What. . . . .
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