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We are doing this ride to raise money for Research Autism. We are aiming to raise £20,000.
We are supporting Research Autism because my cousin Jamie is severely affected by the disease, and I have seen its effects not only on him but on the whole family." He is 13yrs old, but cannot yet talk.
Just take a moment to imagine not being able to talk.
Imagine understanding everything going on around you, but not being able to comment.
Imagine having to be dressed every morning in clothes you don't choose, and then hurting your parents as you try to tell them you wanted the blue shirt today.
Imagine being swamped by having to hear everything that everyone is saying around you, and not being able to listen to just one thing at once. Jamie loves being in a swimming pool, just floating, legs held motionless by the weight of the water, while he keeps his ears underwater to just relax, hearing nothing.
He understands everything - he appears to have a photographic memory - but can’t get his thoughts out.
Frustration leads to despair, and anger, which is just one of the many things that his family has to deal with.
He has extremely specific eating requirements and requires round the clock supervision. Jamie is at the severe end of the autistic spectrum, but given that one in 100 people suffer from the disease (with varying severity), and that everyone has some autistic traits, it is shocking that so little is known about it'.
Click here to support our cause and donate to Research Autism.
Read the "Meet Jamie" post - the only post in February, for more information about Jamie, and a poem - painstakingly slow for Jamie to type, but ultimately incredible.

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May 23, 2010

Rest day in Kansas City

After a tough day yesterday we relished a day off. Kansas city can probably be considered the last reasonable city, going west, for quite a way. Planning the route today, it was obvious that soon we will have to plan ahead carefully in terms of taking extra provisions and water. Civilisation(along with water) really seems to dry up! Things like MacDonald's wifi may become a bit of a rarity, so our blogging may become sporadic. Western kansas is known for long flat stretches of nothing and only corn fields to keep us company.

Earlier today, after a really nice lie we headed out for a nice Mexican lunch and explored a local market. Although we are mostly 'out of touch' in terms of what is going on at home sporting and news wise, we were lucky enough to watch the champions league final today, which especially for my self is a 'must watch' game of the year, so it was nice to do that!

We will now do 560 miles to Pueblo, Colorado, in 7 days. That averages at around 90 miles a day so it will be a tough week, but we will cover lots of miles.

1 comment:

  1. Hey People!
    Sounds like fun..
    Mum hopes that you guys keep writing the blogs when there is no Wifi, and then put them all up when you find somewhere...
    So that we don't miss out on anything!

    Great work!
    Have fun!