Ellis and I believe in supporting causes that impact the community. Ellis drew this drawing after we attended a human rights rally. There were over a thousand people united for one cause!
When Ellis was greeted by all of his friends, his face lit up. He was jumping up and down in sheer delight. It is rare that so many of the people we know are all in one place. It was so heartwarming to see Ellis moved by this show of solidarity. Despite what many believe, being autistic often means having a BIGGER heart than most.
All the children got balloons, hot chocolate and free toys too!
Seeing all the children with their balloons inspired me to design this painting with the children, and their balloons, rising to unite as one.