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Sunday, April 3, 2011

We Are Now in 'Autism Awareness Month'! Click HERE to Donate!

With less than two weeks to go, The Voyage for Autism Awareness is making it's final preparations!
This week was busy with a few more modifications to the boat to make it more safe and more comfortable. I also made a few changes to my work-out and diet to get acclimated to life in a small boat.

Northwest River Supplies, a.k.a. NRS has graciously contributed their 'Extreme SAR Drysuit' to The Voyage, and I thought it might be a good idea to get used to it now . . .

I was pleasantly surprised to find the suit to be pretty comfortable while rowing despite it's heavy duty construction and am confident it will do the job. The drysuit has white sleeves that glow in the dark and reflective material along the seams. Coupled with my reflective contact lenses, I should have no problem being seen at night . . .


You'll be able to track "The Voyage"  while under way since we'll be using the SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT provides real-time position information and displays it on a Google Map. It also has an SOS feature that'll send help if needed. Click Here to see the test page which shows a walk around the block.

 From a good friend . . .

As the father of a 22 year old autistic son this really warms my heart, Neil. Thankfully, awareness of this terrible disorder is spreading nation- wide. I wish Kathy and I had the wonderful support that goes out now to kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. God bless your efforts, my brother. Your Godfather, 
                                                     ~Den Callaghan



1 comment:

  1. Neil,

    As the Grandfather of a 7yr old with Autism, I along with my family appreciate your dedication to raising awareness and funds for the Autism Spectrum Disorder research. You are making excellent progress and I look forward to seeing you and the team at the Seaport Museum when you arrive here in Philly. Great Job Neil.