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Giovanni's Stormtroopers

Gabriela Picazo

Gabriela Picazo

On March 24th my amazing son Giovanni and I will be participating in the 2018 Race for Autism in Balboa Park. As some of you may know just a few months ago Giovanni was diagnosed with Autism and I can still remember sitting in the doctor’s office like a mute after getting the diagnosis with a million emotions running through me and the doctor looked at me and said “Giovanni is the same amazing little boy you walked in with and nothing has changed that.” The doctor was absolutely right, Giovanni is still my smart quirky three year old and I enjoy every moment of it. It has not been a walk in the park and we attend therapies about 5 days a week and all I can say is I’ve been blessed with an immense support from all these wonderful organizations assisting Giovanni and the least I can do is raise awareness and give back. I’m happy to say that all of his therapists are extremely impressed by him and his continuous progress and I’m very sure he will continue to overcome his obstacles and grow up to be a successful young man with all the opportunities I’ve had and more.

As you know, this cause is very dear to me. Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the US today, and over 19,000 individuals right here in San Diego.

100% of the dollars we raise stays in San Diego to help improve opportunities for those with autism in our community. The Race provides funding for autism treatment programs, vocational training for young adults, parent programs, educational workshops, and funding to hundreds of local classrooms, benefiting thousands of San Diego children and families each year.

Every dollar truly makes a difference for our children!

Please join me on March 24th in Balboa Park and give as generously as you can. Your support is greatly appreciated.

You can be a SUPERHERO for autism!

Thank you for your support


raised of $1,500 goal

Recent Donations

1. ODOlivia Diaz
2. JbJessica E Bridges
Anything for GIO ??
3. SmSam Meas
4. CFCheryl Ferguson
Kick Autism's Butt! :)
5. TAThe Aragons
Go Gaby and Giovanni! We love you. :)
6. GRGlenda Rivera
Miss you :-)

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