I like to see how much money and effort the celeb's will use to help their charities.
Holly Robinson Peete has a son with Autism -- and her charity, HollyROD~ is one that she created with her husband to help kids and families dealing with Autism.
I like HRP, I think she is a great woman and a strong mom. Heck, I remember her way back when~~ on 21 Jump Street-- with Johnny Depp. I think she doesn't see her kids as one with Autism, and two without-- I think she is just proud of all of her kids.
Last night Joan Rivers and season one's winner Bill Rancic interviewed HRP and Bret Michaels'.
They asked each of the celeb's why they wanted to win, and why they should win.
When Joan Rivers and Bill Rancic were talking to Donald Trump-- they kept comparing the two celeb's--. I was frustrated to hear them talk about how HRP would have to go home to the situation that her charity was all about.
I am sure that Joan Rivers and Bill Rancic were trying to be sensitive to the...topic. But, in my opinion they failed--.
- Neither one of them... realized that they were treating HRP's son with such pithy pity...
Just because HRP's son has Autism doesn't mean that she wishes he didn't have Autism or wishes that she didn't have to go home. I bet that she treasures her son -- just like she treasures her other children., sure her son with Autism needs more of her time and attention-- but that doesn't lessen her love for child.
I didn't hear them treating Bret Michael's having diabetes with such pithy pity... it seemed like they understood that the diabetes was just something he had.
Why do people continue to act like Autism is something that is caught... or something to be scared of ? Yes, autism is scary and a challenging thing-- but so is having a kid with dyslexia-- or RAD,(Reactive Attachment Disorder) or SPD - or any number of things.
Why.... Why do we not realize that these things...
that these precious kids "have" are just apart of who they are...
some people are left handed, some people are not, some people have Autism, some do not...
Forgive me while I rant... but WAKE UP PEOPLE--- be considerate of this topic-- don't demean those affected by it-- and please-- be respectful.
No one wants to get..."Autism" but then no one wants to "get" diabetes either--
Why do we continue treat Autism like it's something that you can avoid?
Some kids get Autism...some don't...
Anyway.... if you agree or disagree leave me a comment-- maybe my comments are rude and unfounded-- maybe I'm way off track? Let me know what you think.