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    My Belated Mother's Day Gift

    Just wanted to share with everybody my belated mommy's day gift. I got it done on Friday & it's in honor of our "little man" Ryan. He was diagnosed Thursday with Pervasive Developemental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). For those of you who do not know what that is....our son is on the Autism Spectrum. I hope you guys don't mind that I post some information regarding Autism. This was taken from the Autism Speaks Website....




    Did you know…
    • 1 in 150 children is diagnosed with autism
    • 1 in 94 boys is on the autism spectrum
    • 67 children are diagnosed per day
    • A new case is diagnosed almost every 20 minutes
    • More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined
    • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
    • Autism costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade
    • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
    • Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
    • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
    Incidence vs. Private Funding
    • Leukemia: Affects 1 in 25,000 / Funding: $310 million
    • Muscular Dystrophy: Affects 1 in 20,000 / Funding: $175 million
    • Pediatric AIDS: Affects 1 in 8,000 / Funding: $394 million
    • Juvenile Diabetes: Affects 1 in 500 / Funding: $130 million
    • Autism: Affects 1 in 150 / Funding: $15 million
    Last edited by Chelle; 06-08-2008 at 01:51 PM.
    Michelle & Mike

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    many of us here have a real vested interest
    scroll around on the off topic category there should be a thread or 2.


    re: the tatoo OUCH! but pretty cool

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    Cool....looks great. I must say you are much more of an adventurous mom than I !!! A paper cut puts me over the edge...Was it painful to have done??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Cool....looks great. I must say you are much more of an adventurous mom than I !!! A paper cut puts me over the edge...Was it painful to have done??
    Yes..it was a little painful. but well worth it. The guys at the tattoo parlor kept telling me that because I'm "older" now my pain levels aren't the same anymore I had my last one done 8 years ago. I now have five .
    Michelle & Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    many of us here have a real vested interest scroll around on the off topic category there should be a thread or 2.
    re: the tatoo OUCH! but pretty cool

    andrea
    I will check it out. Thank you Andrea.

    Everyone at the Tattoo Parlor had never seen this design before. They told me that they have actually inked quite a few woman with the blue puzzle piece or the autism ribbon.
    Michelle & Mike

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