By Ron Miles
Benjamin, a nine-year-old autistic boy with a love of Disney, was once taking his first journey to Walt Disney global. the very last thing his mom and dad anticipated used to be to work out him come alive.
What was once a striking story of thought, heartbreak, commitment and pleasure as Benjamin's family members relocated from Seattle to Orlando with the intention to seize that magic and positioned it to sensible use. Amidst the day-by-day demanding situations of lifestyles for an autistic baby, Benjamin's ardour for one specific topic park appeal may lead his relatives on a panoramic trip of wish and discovery.
How many rides does it take for an finishing to develop into a brand new starting?
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Also, drinks. If you’re thirsty on this show and you run to the Coke house to get a cold soda, it costs you seventy-five cents. I sell them out of my van to the clowns for fifty cents. You go to the Coke house, they don’t have any diet. I’m diabetic, that’s the only thing I can drink. ” “I certainly don’t make it off the circus. I have to make it off something.
Many people have fond images of seeing one as a child, but they still think of circuses—and circus people in particular—as dirty, degenerate, and downright depraved. “Watch out for the lion trainer,” people told me. ” Even my mother recalled taking me to a one-ring show when I was a boy that was so filthy and stinking that she took me home at intermission and vowed never to let me return. At first I scoffed at these concerns. How dirty could it be? I said. I’d done a lot of traveling. I’d slept on a lot of floors.
The girl, still overcome by her circus debut, walked more slowly, and just before returning to the comforting hug of her mother, she stopped, turned around to face me again, and waved her fingers goodbye. I smiled. Turning, I hurried back to Clown Alley to change my costume for our first gag, now just minutes away. The stilt walkers sat down on ladders to remove their false legs. The acrobats rushed off to stretch their muscles. Jimmy James strode toward the circular cage that surrounded the center ring, blew his whistle with authority, and waited for the end of the “Born Free” fanfare before making his first call.
3500: An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles