As our readers know, this online PEO publication has always been free. I’ve never considered monetizing this site via a subscription or ads. The reason? I wanted to create a forum where people could learn about the PEO industry without cost. To give back to an industry that I truly believe in. I love learning. When I created this site, I didn’t want any hurdles for those whom wanted to learn. Therefore, we have never charged for this information, nor will we ever charge to access the insight within this site.
However, in the spirit of giving Tuesday, I do have one request. If you have benefited from the information within this free site, please consider donating to the SSADH Association. Many of you do not know that my son Boston has a rare disease called SSADH (Succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency). There are less than 500 known cases in the entire world. You can read more about this rare disease at the association’s website. My son, 9 years old, has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. He looks at life with such a positive attitude it is inspiring. As a result of his condition, things do not come easy to Boston. Normal life tasks that we all do with ease, require a lot of effort from Boston. Still, with all the extra effort he has to conjure, he does it with a smile and perseverance.
I would never change my son’s heart, but I do wish things were easier for him. That is where you can help. The SSADH association, in conjunction with Boston Childrens Hospital, the NIH, and researchers at Washington University and Baylor University are conducting studies and testing for a potential cure for Boston and others like him. 100% of all donations will go directly toward funding these efforts to find a cure for kids like Boston. No donation is too small or too big and every donation is so greatly appreciated!
When you are a family that has a child with special needs, it changes your life. The family, in many ways, rallies around the one with special needs. It can be challenging on a daily basis but it is always worth it. My wife and I have always done our best to try and support both of our children (our daughter Charlie is 8 and does not have SSADH). To teach them, guide them, and love them. As a parent, you want what is best for your children. You make every effort to help them grow into responsible and caring adults. With Boston, we don’t know what the future holds. We don’t know if he will ever live unassisted. We don’t know if he will ever get married. We don’t know if he’ll have a regular job. We don’t know how things will play out once my wife and I are gone. However, we do know that God has a plan for our son and that he was wonderfully made and is loved.
If you have benefited from reading the information and articles that I have written over the years on this site, please consider giving back to help children like Boston have hope in a cure. Thank you and God bless you and your family this Christmas season!
Link to donate: https://www.ssadh.net/donate/
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