Burgers for Aspergers: Help raise awareness in East Texas | News
LINDALE, TX (KLTV)- An East Texas girl is putting on a second annual community event called Burgers for Aspergers for her little sister who suffers from this common form of Autism.
Addison Stone is gearing up for her performance April 21 at the event.
"I thought there were two reasons why they called it that. Because they rhyme and they are having burgers there," said Stone who suffers from Autism.
It's the second year Ally McDeavitt has thrown the event for her sister.
"I just don't want it to be something that gives kids a reason to think of them as differently," said McDeavitt.
Sherida Stone says it's been a tough year for her daughter Addy.
"This year, now that she's 13-years-old, I think at that age, trying to fit in, it's been a little bit difficult for her, not wanting people to know [she has Autism]," said Sherida.
"Sometimes I try to keep it a secret, because I get a little embarrassed," said Stone.
But Ally says, it's nothing to be embarrassed about. Autism is very common, and she hopes she can help raise awareness in East Texas.
"It's given them more knowledge about it, and the facts of how common it is," said McDeavitt.
McDeavitt has organized a silent auction, bounce houses, face painting, and even pie throwing for the event.
"She has done so much these last two years to try to help her sister, without her even being asked to do it, she just does it," said Sherida.
The event is April 21 at the Lindale High School track. The 5K will start at 10:00, and games and performances from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m..They will have T-shirts, hamburgers, chips and cookies. It costs $20 for the event, and all the money goes towards Autism research.
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