Monday, 16 July 2012

Jay Katari: Fun With Family

I have a wife named Kimberly, whom I married 14 years ago in Boca Raton, Florida. Iam the father of four great sons. I have a 12 year old, twin 8 year old and a 6 year old. Ever since I was a child, the thing I have always valued most has been my family.

Since I have been a parent, I have always put my children and my wife first. It doesn’t matter how much work I have to get done or what I have planned, the needs of my wife and kids has and always will come first for me. My son Blake was diagnosed with Autism on September 11, 2006 and my life and the life of my family has never been the same since.
When my wife and I got the diagnosis from my son’s neurologist, we felt lost and helpless and maybe felt a little sorry for ourselves at the same time. Since 2006, our family has pulled together to help Blake become all that he can be. Blake has achieved so much over the past five years and is an inspiration to us and everyone he meets.  He has learned to talk, to use the bathroom and he has learned to express his emotions and show love and affection for his family. I am so proud of all the hard work my wife, and Blake’s therapists have put forth as I can now see the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel with Blake and it is shining bright.
When life gives you lemons you have a choice to make and my family chooses to make lemonade.

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