I wanted to do a post about Austin but there is something that is just tearing at my heart. There is a little boy, Adam, who went missing on Sunday in Laval, Quebec. He is a darling little boy (just by looking at his picture) who is only 3 years old. He is autistic, hearing impaired and has a speech delay. This poor little child was outside playing (hide and seek) with his 7 year old sister, when his father went in the house just for a few minutes. They were at a friends place situated on the water. The sister went into the house to tell the father that she could not find Adam. Everyone started to search, they could not find him. The police and search and rescue were brought into find Adam. It is Wednesday, he has not been found as of yet. This, breaks my heart.
I have heard these stories many times, autistic children walking off and not coming back. There was a little boy in 2009 found after spending 2 days in the forest right near his home. He was suffering from hypothermia and brought to hospital but he sadly passed away. His name was James, he was only 7 years old. This is truly tragic.
In a newspaper article about Adam this morning, a program called "Project Lifesaver" was mentioned. James' mother has been helping implement this program with search and rescue in Cape Breton since 2009. It helps to locate people with Autism or Alzheimer's. It uses tracking devices, which the person wears, to find them. Sometimes within 30 minutes. I think this is a great program. Just think of the children that could be saved. Not to mention the help it could provide families with people dealing with Alzheimer's.
I pray that little Adam will be found safe and be okay. My heart goes out to his family and to Adam. All of our children are so precious. Please, let's do all we can to keep them safe.
*HUGS* to all ...