Jack's Story

Images Captured by Haley Lorraine

Meet Tiny Light Jack.  This three-year-old is a huge ‘Bob the Builder’ fan who loves going walks, playing and running in the park, listening to music, and, most of all, being in the company of others.

Jack was diagnosed at 18 months of age with Autism after his parents noticed that he was not responding to his name, was losing motor skills, and did not seem aware of the people and activities happening around him.  His parents, Allison and Craig, struggled with “not knowing how severe it may get....not knowing if ever he would be able to ride a bike, have friends and play like any other child his age... to still live in uncertainty as to his outcome.”  But they keep hope alive, take the good days with the bad, and have learned much about “patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control...but ultimately true love.”

In their efforts to support Jack as best they can, his parents have learned so much, such as surrounding themselves with positive people, keeping hopeful, and never giving up.  They hope for Jack to have a chance at doing everything that other kids his age get to experience, such as going to school and having positive relationships with others.  Allison and Craig are inspired in their daily lives by a quote: “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”