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My son Drake, is the most unique character I know. Drake was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age 10 and I know that having a child with Asperger's, I have been given a rare gift.
I love Drake. Drake, despite all the things that are hard for him and the parts of the world that he doesn't understand, is a happy, unique, and wonderful human being. I never view him as a "problem" or "difficult" or even as a "challenge" and that is simply because of him. I am a better person because I was given Drake. I am infinitely more patient as a parent, I rarely yell or get frustrated, and I am his biggest advocate. I love Drake and thank God for entrusting him to me, to be his mother, his advocate, his lifelong friend. I love Drake.
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