The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

24 September 2010

My Mom, She Made Me Win

By: Jan Pena, ASP Cavite Chapters Governor

At nursery, I was small and always screaming, always kicking.
My mom, she sat and stood beside me all the time,
She kept me within bounds.
At end of school, look what I got---
A medal for ‘MOST BEHAVED!

On SPED Nutrition Day, she crowned my head with fruits and veggies,
And made me a necklace of colored eggs.
Oh God, my mom, she made me win.
With a costume she labored all night.

When I fought in sports, she cheered like hell,
And she prized my bronze like gold.
When I won the gold she hugged me tight,
“You’re great my son, I’m proud!”

Boy, what things she did for me!
I couldn’t be this without her.
For my mom I know, her only wish is to
MAKE ME WIN in life.

Muneer Peña during the past Special Mini-Olympics

Not one eye in the entire room was dry when Jan read to us this poem. “My Mom, She Made Me Win” is spoken to her through her son Muneer’s eyes. It is our hope that this poem will strengthen other parents to push ourselves more, find strength to face life and to help make a meaningful path FOR and WITH our children,” Click here to continue reading.


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