In the Time of Miracle

Our grandson, Joey Bingen, has severe autism. He is fourteen years old and cannot communicate with words. He does have a couple of sign language signs and uses them when he wants something, but has basically not been able to communicate with his parents, brother, or anyone else. Then . . .

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working with the therapist he wrote this message on his iPad, which, in the past, he has only used to play games. He has followed these words up with additional communications, the beginnings of written conversation. Fourteen years of silence and then words!

Where will this sudden ability to communicate lead? What will it mean in Joey’s life? His parent’s life? His grandparent’s life? Ethel and I believe in miracles at the moment. We believe in miracles.


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5 responses to “In the Time of Miracle

  1. Ohhh, this is very affirming. My daughter’s ex, still close to our family, has long worked with autistic kids. He’s a doctor of Chinese medicine, and uses acupuncture to open the channels, as well. It’s dedicated work, and I’ll have to share your post with him. Fabulous!

  2. Brand

    What a thrill this must be for Joey to be able to communicate with his family! I am so happy for Joey and your wonderfull family. God bless you all.

  3. That is simply overwhelming Tom!

  4. I can only imagine what a thrill this is, after all these years! Words! It can only get better from here on, now that the lines of communication have opened up. May his progress continue!

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