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WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT: COLE BLAKEWAY

In a world that gravitates to being the same, Cole Blakeway reminds us that we are all different and that's awesome. Cole is a messy ten year old from Maple Ridge, British Columbia and he's turning the world on its ear. Conversation and Connection Cole Style He's an elementary student with a TEDx bio. Do you know how good you have to be in order to give a TEDx talk? Way better than me. Cole's so far ahead of me as a speaker I can hardly see him for his dust. If you've never heard of TEDx it's a program designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection. Cole is acing both of those. His TEDx…
Bob Jones
November 12, 2017
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FACING AUTISM: THE SPARK

When Jacob Barnett was two, he was diagnosed with autism. Therapists told his mother that he might never tie his own shoes or be able to read. Today, Jake, as his family knows him, is pursing theoretical physics at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario and on the threshold of amending or even disproving Einstein's theory of relativity - an endeavor worthy of a Nobel Prize. Did a miracle happen? No. A mother happened. Seeing What Can Be Done The Spark is about the transforming power of a mother's unconditional love. The entire story of the success of Kristine and Jacob Barnett is a very easy, comforting read, inspiring and hopeful. Kristine makes it clear that she does not suggest…
Bob Jones
September 27, 2015