Saturday, December 22, 2007

Autism Christmas Party, Irvine

R2-D2 & our 2 ewoks joined the 501st Legion to help autistic children and their parents celebrate the holidays at California Integrative Hyperbaric Center in Irvine, which treats autistic children and people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, migraines and other conditions. The center uses walk-in tanks that infuse patients with high levels of oxygen – much higher doses than what's available in the air. The event was featured in the OC Register. There were many kid volunteers besides the ewoks. Two miniature 4-year-old stormtroopers joined their dads, there was a little Jawa and an 8-year-old center volunteer dressed as an elf. The kids enjoyed holding puppies that were being auctioned off for the charity.

Our daughter found a little surprise inside her glove as she was dressing… the broken-off fingertip from the mannequin used for the Fanboys movie shoot earlier this month. It was strangely creepy watching it fall out of the glove! But a funny little “souvenir” of the movie shoot.

1 comment:

  1. Great job Mike!!! My son has Aspergers Syndrome, which is in the lower spectrum of Autism. He is the whole reason I'm building my R2, and I hope one day to be doing events or Childrens hospitals like that.