Why Supporting Kids with Autism Is Important to Me

In 2014, I came across a Twitter post by Jenny McCarthy talking about a fundraising event that she would be attending in Chicago called Rescue Our Angels. This fundraiser would benefit Generation Rescue and was hosted by Peter and Michele Doyle. After doing a little research, I decided to contact Generation Rescue about possibly becoming a Sponsor. I think it was Sylvia that answered my call and who transferred me to Zack Peter. Eventually I spoke with Candace McDonald.

Jenée at the 2014 Rescue Our Angels event 

She happened to be flying into Chicago to attend a convention in Schaumburg. She was going to be having dinner with a “Warrior Dad” (an active father in the autism community), Erik Nanstiel, and asked if they could meet with me. Of course I agreed.

Erik is amazing father of a vaccine-injured child named Miranda, who has autism. Hearing Erik’s story solidified my decision to become a sponsor for not only the upcoming Rescue Our Angels event, but also for any other upcoming Generation Rescue events I could support.

Jenee at the 2015 Night of Hope

I’m often asked why I sponsor a charity for families affected by the autism when I, myself, nor anyone personally connected to me, has autism. The simplest answer is: I truly believe these beautiful children are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine”, signifying a much bigger problem present in our world today. We’ve all heard the debate about whether to vaccinate or not, and whether the environment and all it’s pollutants are to blame. I don’t think anyone knows what for sure causes autism, or any other immune disorder for that matter. What we do know, is that there is quite possibly a connection, which is a scary thought. As of right now, 1 out of every 68 children born is diagnosed with some form of autism. This number is expected to climb much higher. Unless the course humanity is currently on is altered dramatically.

Generation Rescue is an honest charity, providing a light in the darkness to those who feel there is no hope when faced with the autism diagnosis. While there is no “cure,” quality of life can be greatly improved with the right knowledge. Generation Rescue helps provide that, and they do so with their heart. 


In honor of my 40th birthday this month, please join me in this fundraising effort. Every little bit helps…and remember I will match whatever you give during the month of January 2017.

~ Jenée


Help  Jenée’s birthday wish come true. Donate to her campaign today. 

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