In 30 minutes, I am leaving to go home with Leigh. Tomorrow morning, bright and early, we will participate in the 2009 Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is currently working on a huge research project (in partnership with IAN, the Interactive Autism Network) about how adults on the spectrum are living. That's why I'm walking.
Here's the deal. I've raised $475. My goal is $500.
I was about to come on here and put it out to all of you in Blog World: come through for me. It's $25, and I know someone can afford to give it. It would mean the world to me.
But as I was writing my post, I was telling my friend D (uh, we refer to her by her last name, so I can't tell you who she is!) on Facebook. I was telling her how close I was!
You know what she said? Done.
I said. Think hard first! You're in college, you don't have money.
She said okay. You're my friend. This is so important to you. Thinking, thinking, thinking. Done.
My friends are the coolest. I'm off to Baltimore. Catch you on the flip side. And oh, there will be pictures.