I didn't respond to the request.
I kept quiet.
I made every excuse not to pursue the interview.
But when I found out the topic and how the other Moms' interviews were going, I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
The topic: autism.
The mission: share Ronan's story
I know a thing or two about autism. And I know Ronan's story as if it's my own because frankly, it is.
I've shared Ronan's story so many times already, so why wouldn't I share it one more time? Plus, it was going to be a radio show. That meant no center stage. No cameras. No lights. No make-up. And no need to be nervous.
|You're on the air...|
During the show, I also talked about treatments that have worked for Ronan. I shared that I, like other parents, have benefited from being able to reach out to others when things get tough. Relying on friends, including those met online, make this journey easier. Finding support from communities like the one that the Thinking Moms have created, has also helped me and countless others.
I'm so glad I answered the call to be on this show. I mentioned quite a few things during the 30 minutes but honestly could have talk all day about Ronan, about autism, and about things I've learned along the way. I'm grateful that I have other avenues to share what I've learned through my writing. I'll keep sharing what I know in the hopes that it can help another family.
The radio show is scheduled to air in a few weeks. I'll be sure to post a link when it's available.