Art for Autism
By ThinGuy on May 13, 2010
My sister in law (Angel), who serves on the board of Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), had a great idea for their annual fund raising event "Autism Angels Gala". Proceeds from this annual event go to benefit families affected by and living with autism by providing a variety of services, education, and most importantly advocacy for dealing with everyone and everything (especially things like school district IEP's). Angel's idea was to have Bellamy paint a picture and put it up for auction at the event. She brought over a large canvas, some paint and over several nights we let Bellamy paint.
One destroyed kitchen table later and we had a masterpiece. ;)
It's not that Vince is a celebrity, or that his band provided much of the soundtrack to people like me who grew up in the 80's that makes the story. It's the fact that he was touched seeing Bellamy's Story (a photo and bio accompanied the painting). And for her story to touch someone who lost his own daughter to cancer in 1995, well, that's what makes this story extra special to me.