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How Bacon (and Family) Helped a Young Boy with Autism Attend a Wedding


For most people, a wedding can be a special but stressful occasion. Guests who bring their children to a wedding know things may not always go over smoothly. Unfortunately, that’s especially true if your child is autistic.

At a wedding not long ago, the mother of Eric Turner, a thirteen-year-old boy with autism, discovered that a little bacon goes a long way. Thanks to bacon (and the incredible kindness of the happy couple), it was a great day for all.

 

 

Jo-Ann Turning, Eric’s mother, runs a family blog entitled, “Bacon and Juiceboxes: Our Life with Autism.” As it turns out, Eric is a huge bacon fan. In fact, bacon used to be one of the only things Eric would eat. (Same.)

Jo-Ann knew Eric would be overjoyed to receive some bacon; so, before sending in the RSVP to her nephew’s wedding, she wrote in “1 bacon entrée” on the invitation card.
 
“I did it half-kidding, when I wrote on the RSVP card, ‘If I can order bacon for Eric, that would be great if I could have it. Otherwise no problem, I can just bring something for him,’” Jo-Ann said.
 
The Turning family received a significant gesture from the wedding planners and staff. Eric received a wholesome plate of bacon strips during cocktail hour.

The good deed ensured Eric was happy, satisfied, and turned the possibly overwhelming situation of a loud wedding into a more-than-accommodating environment. (There are lots of other things the family and wedding planners did to make the occasion a happy one for Eric but we won’t get into that now.)

A special shoutout to all of those involved for making this a happy tale. Bacon (and Eric’s wonderful family) have shown us their gallantry. Now help us tell their story.

 

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