Join All Aboard for RJ for Walk With Me!!

Playful, fun-loving, and train-obsessed RJ was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at age 4. Prior to receiving this diagnosis, RJ experienced several developmental delays including not walking until 17 months and not speaking single words until 2 years old. Despite his positive and silly disposition, RJ struggles with navigating daily life due to ASD. He has a limited ability to communicate making simple interactions difficult. He suffers from sensory issues that can make every day sounds very distracting for him. Simple tasks, such as dressing, frequently prove daunting due to his lack of coordination. These struggles cause RJ much frustration and can trigger emotional outbursts.

Easterseals of Arkansas has been a wealth of service and support for us as we seek to enhance RJ’s quality of life. He attends the A Child’s Place Preschool for special education and receives speech, physical, and occupational therapy through the Outpatient Therapy Services. Due to the caring and dedicated staff, Easterseals of Arkansas seems more like an extension of our family who is truly invested in RJ’s well-being rather than a service provider. The teachers, therapists, and staff take pride in contributing to the growth of RJ and embrace him as if he was their own child. Due to their enthusiasm and dedication, RJ has made tremendous strides in his therapy and has met and exceeded numerous goals. Our fun-loving, train-enthused little guy is now catching up to his peers and overcoming the obstacles that ASD has created for him. While the progress has been remarkable, there is still more work to do and that is why we along with Easterseals of Arkansas are “All Aboard for RJ” to ensure that he continues to chug chug chug along.

Walk With Me is a 5k Run and 2k Family Fun Walk that raises money for Easterseals Arkansas! Easterseals helps thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families each year to by providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities!

Join "All Aboard for RJ" on Saturday, August 19, 2017 for Walk With Me! The event will help to raise money so that Easterseals can continue to help RJ and other people with special needs. You can join as a 5k Runner, 2k Walker, Virtual Walker, and/or make a donation (any amount makes a great impact)!

Thanks for your support! - All Aboard for RJ



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Team All Aboard for RJ has raised 140% of its goal
Team Fundraising Goal: $2,500.00
Money Raised: $3,501.00

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APAngie Pollard
  • RPRJ Pechous
  • JPJoe Pechous
  • RPRoger Pechous
  • RPRoger E. Pechous
DPDave Parker
  • RPReed Parker
  • SPSara Parker
  • GPGrace Parker
  • BPBrooks Parker
  • LPLila Parker
DBDonna Bochat
    JWJeff Weidauer
    • KWKathleen Weidauer
    • AWAmanda Weidauer
    DPDylan Potts
      JPJude Potts

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