I am tired. I am tired but his progress and the information… People are calling me and I have family’s contacting me, I have doctor’s contacting me, I have educator’s contacting me asking me not only how can I help but what did you do? Where did you find the research and how did you find the reseach? I have to direct them back to Joey. Not only is he the research but he is the cause. Every fight, everything I have ever done since he was born has led me up to this point. He is the reason. NO one should be thanking me anymore, they should be thanking Joey. He has pulled everything out of me, everything that I need to continue to lead. He is the reason I know who I am now and I know what I am here for. I don’t think that I have ever looked at autism as a bad thing. I don’t think I have ever looked at Joey and thought he is going to hold me back. Between autism and Joey (they) have made me a very strong person. Strong enough to pull other parents out of their desperate state. To lead the pack and let them know, I was were you were and I made it. If you can’t make it, I will grab your hand and take you with me. I owe it to Joey. I am a better parent. I have a healthy child now and I have a child that is here. On his birthday to receive so many phone calls from everyone and it seemed from across the country saying, happy birthday. We are very happy to see Joey make it to his 11th birthday. I knew, my family knew and everyone around us in the community knew that Joey might not make it to his 11th birthday. So, to see him dance last week two days after his birthday, in the car, to a Snoop Dog song. We would have never seen it. I owe it to a doctor who always thought outside of the box. When I think of unconventional treatment and unconventional period I think of Dr. Bernard Rimland.