Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Sylvester Stallone, an Advocate for Special Needs Children, Loses his Son
Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta had the obvious in common, both are mega superstars with children. But they shared a more important and lesser known connection, parents to young men with autism and now both are men who suddenly and tragically lost a son. I believe the journey of raising a special needs child makes you stronger. The Travolta’s live a very private life and choose to not publicly talk about their son Jett’s ASD. I never had the opportunity to meet them personally, but as a parent of a son with autism, I felt a connection to them, and their loss was felt through out the autism community around the world . When Jett died I prayed their inner strength - a gift I imagined they got in part from Jett - would help them cope with their loss.