It’s time to listen!
Many of the Defenders of the Wall have children who struggle with autism, and even some are autistic themselves. Hearing the stories of concerned and broken hearted parents, we wanted to highlight Autism Speaks and raise awareness amongst the Patriots Nation, and all those we would encounter along the way.
Unfortunately, autism is still never handled very well by teachers and other students, which derives from having zero education on it. Being autistic does not make you any less or greater than any other, it’s simply behavioral patterns that are different than the standard.
One of our most beloved members, Mikey D, was a member of the lawsuit against the NFL, Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft. The lawyer involved in the case, underhanded the Defenders, and most of us were able to stand down in time, but unfortunately Mikey wasn’t, and when he heard of Robert Kraft’s involvement, with the help of co-founder Jimmy Derochea, was removed from the case. Which ultimately led to the complete dismissal of the case by the judges. It was Mikey’s love and support for our team, and our owner, Robert Kraft that would dismantle the case.
In the process of this, Mikey became the point of ridicule by fellow fans and some bigger names on social media. However the Defenders Administration went to work and put out a press release explaining the details of the behind the scenes experience with Seth Carey and with Mikey, and cleared his name completely.
(You can read more about it here)
We would also like to pay homage, to recently passed, Anthony Corona, who passed away on a school bus during an altercation at school, for being left unattended, and because our education system lacks the knowledge on how to handle autistic students.
We, the Defenders of the Wall, are proud supporters of Autism Speaks and will do whatever necessary to protect those with autism and give them the same opportunities all others do. It’s time to listen! That’s the only way we can understand!
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DOTW Vice-Chairman & Director of Operations