"I walk for my little peanut, Anthony. Just one look at those bright blue eyes and that bright, beautiful smile, you cannot help but to fall in love. With his contagious laugh, he could make the worst day seem like the best. We often wonder 'what are these children thinking about,' but if you could read their minds, you would know that they are asking for your help in fighting this disorder. That is why I walk-to help my little peanut and other children like him."
-- Christine Fekter
"I walk for Zach because he is a 9-year-old boy trying to survive going to school everyday with Autism. I walk for Zach's family and all those families like his. I walk so that he can have a better life... because he has shown me the teacher I want to be."
-- Lisa Metzger
"My son John is 7 years old. He was diagnosed with autism shortly before his 3rd birthday. He is non-verbal, but his eyes tell me what his mouth cannot -- they show me the love that is in his heart. When he hugs you, all is right in the world. His father, brother, sister and myself live for those hugs and kisses. I will walk because I am on a journey to find his voice -- and I am willing to walk to the ends of the earth for him."
-- Barbara Bautista