Friendship is Love

By Georgia H.

I have made lots of friends and met teachers and staff. They help me to get better every day. I want to give a shout out to the Carmody family and say thanks for inviting me to OK because it means family and community.

I love my family and Friends. I like hanging out with Charlie and Patrick in my spare time. For the holidays I am decorating my tree, singing Christmas carols, spending time with my family and friends including the Carmody family.

I’ve known Patrick since I was 4 years old. He is my main brother. We hang out like go biking, shoot hoops, Facebook at my house and have Wii parties. I have also met new friends along the way.

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Autism Awareness

By Jarvis Hart

I’m a role model for people with autism. When I was a little kid I had autism.

I want to fight for autism. Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, restricted and repetitive behavior. I want to help kids with autism be great and independent.

They can do anything they want in their life. I am helping kids by being a great role model. I am a great speaker for autism. I want to help high school and college kids with autism go to college, graduate, and be independent.

Me and Mike Carmody

By Jarvis Hart

I became a volunteer for Opportunity Knocks through Mike Carmody. At the 2011 Night for Opportunities Gala I won the volunteer of the year award. I cried and gave him a hug.

I’ve known Mike Carmody since Junior High. I met him at John Carmody’s house. He is my brother from another family. Mike is athletic. We play softball together. He is also a teacher. He is my mentor and my role model.