This photo post was submitted by Camilla to our Flickr page all the way from Denmark during the Light It Up Blue Campaign.
Thank you for being on Facebook and thank you for letting me share my picture of my wonderful son.
My son was diagnosed four weeks ago, infantile autism/ADHD and Verbal Tics. I love him to death and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for him. My battle of having someone to listen to me and help me, to figure out,why “normal” books about bringing up a child never worked. I had to invent a million other ways, trial and error, to connect and finally, four weeks ago this ended.
To be told, that the last almost 11 years, was not me being a silly, first time mother, who since the day he was born, felt that there was something that was not as it was supposed to be, really was harder than I thought it would be. But at least now we have a diagnosis. We can only do even better from here on and help my son to improve in so many ways. My son is very lucky, that he also is very, very smart, which will help him a lot now when we are to learn the “how to’s” for so many things.
I am blessed, and I thank you guys for having a Facebook page. I have been reading a lot of articles posted by you, which have been very helpful in this early process of taking the news and dealing. But also to help me and my son to move forward and to learn from others’ experiences.
Here is a picture of me and my son, taken last year, and I really hope the White House, will show it’s true blue colors April 2 2012.
Camilla and Linus (from Denmark)
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