Pass It On®
Sarah Greichen’s twin brother has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She says he didn’t have any friends in school and that’s why she started the nonprofit “Score A Friend.” Sarah believes if we all extend our love and kindness to include everyone from all walks of life, we can help people like her brother succeed and thrive… Pass It on!
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Watch a special version of our Sarah Greichen video featuring her non-profit "Score A Friend" that helps people with differences find true friendship. In this video, Sarah and a group of friends spend time overcoming their fears & having fun at Adam's Camp. Perseverance is in you.
Sarah: My twin brother Jacob has an autism spectrum disorder. I remember one moment after being at school all day... and I remember him getting into the car just bawling and saying 'Mom, I have no friends. Why don't I have any friends?' It broke my heart.
Lyrics: Brother let me be your shelter, never leave you all alone.
Sarah: That was the moment when I realized that I needed to do something about this. I needed to make a difference in his life. And I knew that if I could help him find a friend, I could help teach other people that including people with differences is the right thing to do.
Lyrics: Bring it home. Brother let me be your shelter...
Sarah: That was the inspiration behind my non-profit "Score A Friend". Educating people to include people with difference is so important because when Jacob's included, he feels like he can succeed in life and he feels like he actually has a purpose.
Inclusion. Pass It On!
Thank you for sharing your story about your brother Jacob and reminding us that the little things in life can mean so much to so many.
Thank you Sarah! I am honored (and blessed) to work with kids in the ASD classroom. The practice of "Inclusion" is not complicated---but it is vital to their growth and development. These kids have special needs and I am just one among many serving (and helping) them, simply out of love.
My daughter is 7 years old and in the 2nd grade. She is a fun loving girl full of life, loves being around other kids but doesn't know how to interact with them. She gets nervous and runs off. If she had just one friend, it would make such a difference.
There are billions of people on earth. No one should be alone. We need to focus on persons with mental and psychological troubles. They suffer enough and we need to make their life easier and happier. It’s what we do in this short life that will count.
Sarah - you make a difference in not only your brothers life but also those you don't even know. Keep up the great work and never stop Smiling. INCLUSION is the key.