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Thursday, November 3, 2011


group photo with Kim Peek's dad and the Oscar for Rainman

Temple Grandin

co-worker Linda and husband getting book signed by Temple

I love my job! I love the children and families I work with. I love that I have the potential to change lives. I hope everyday that I actually make that difference. Tonight I saw what it really means to make that difference. The Utah Film Center presented Temple Grandin the Peek Award for Disability in Media. The award is named in honor of Kim Peek (the real rainman). We heard stories and saw videos of these 2 individuals with Autism who had a parent that pushed them to succeed. My eyes filled with tears several times as I saw the love and devotion between parent and child. I was so inspired! Thank you Kids on the Move for providing this unique opportunity.

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  1. Hey! One of my first "post-mission" dates was to some special event at the SLC library, honoring Kim Peek and a few others. It was so interesting to see the "real" Rain man in front of an audience, answering questions and being his cute little self. There were other performances (songs, dances, etc.) by others with disabilities and they were incredible. Needless to say, I wasn't interested at all in the boy who took me on the date, but I loved that experience! :)

  2. Wow! How wonderful! I wish I could have been there.

  3. SO AWESOME!!! Loved it and we are so lucky!

  4. I am SO JEALOUS!!! Temple Grandin is so inspiring. I'd love for Temple to meet Joshua.


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