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Gandolfini's Generous Gift

Actor leaves $50,000 to friend's child with autism
July 04, 2013

Actor James Gandolfini left $50,000 in his will to his college friend Doug Katz, who has a 12 year old son with autism. According to Saturday' edition of the New York Post, Katz learned of the gift in a phone call from Gandolfini's  widow Deborah Lin.

Gandolfini and Katz were college roommates and Katz said the benevolent actor was always extremely generous with his son Andrew.

A click connects for an autistic son

August 13, 2012

Susan Senator's son Nat, who is affected by autism, began his love of computers when he was around 8 years-old while looking at family photos on her husband's computer. Nat never seemed comfortable looking or talking to his family, learning that he loved  looking at their faces was a major moment.

As time passed, the laptop didn't intrigue Nat has it once had as his frustration with communication grew. Susan found that not only did she not know how to speak with her son, she didn't know how to listen.

Until Facebook stepped in.