Shout Out to Jonathan Brunot, age 19, of West Hempstead, NY

According to Autism Speaks, the chances of becoming a professional athlete are 1 in 16,000. Chances of being diagnosed with autism, 1 in 150. Completing the NY Marathon with severe autism, a rarity with no previously measured stats. But Jonathan Brunot did just that last November.

This is one of those timeless stories worth the read and inspiration. Read the NY Times piece here.

Photo Judy Winter 2008