Surfers Healing - Pure Love and Light
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This episode that was recorded in early July is dedicated to Avery Berman. He is the sweet child in the photo.  Last week our community mourned and honored this beautiful young man with his family.  It’s his parents greatest mission to ensure their son will never be forgotten. He will not; we will always honor and celebrate  Avery. 

Avery and his family loved their Surfers Healing Ocean City, Maryland experience.  Avery also loved 80's music, brilliantly did math in his head, was always smiling and loved his Jewish religion learning Hebrew for his bar mitzvah.

Please pray for Avery’s family.

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Recently I was able to catch up with John Pike and Mikey Redd of Surfers Healing.  We had a fabulous time discussing the history of the organization, how they got involved and what drives their passion. Such beautiful humans and a wonderful conversation.

On the surface, our contribution seems simple: each year, our volunteer-staffed camps give over 4,500 children with autism and their families a fun, engaging day at the beach. But go deeper, and you'll see that a quiet revolution is taking place. Through the simple act of riding waves together, we're defying the status quo.

 Surfers Healing is the original surf camp for children with autism, and we've been serving the community since 1996. Yet what we offer isn't a 'cure', or even 'traditional' therapy. It's a completely different sensation and environment for our participants. We give individuals a chance to encounter the waves, to challenge themselves, to try something new. And since 1 in every 44 US children has an ASD (CDC report, March 2022), our work is more vital than ever.

https://www.surfershealing.org
https://www.instagram.com/surfershealing
https://www.mikeyredd.com
https://www.instagram.com/mikey.redd
https://www.instagram.com/johnpike196

Discussed and highly recommended:


https://www.instagram.com/autistic_soul_diver (Documentary: The Call of the Elephants)

https://www.thesurfnetwork.com/detail/cc6bf52ca77ec4a5df5f265f34fab3f9/movie (Documentary: Clay Marzo - Just Add Water)

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprisi

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