EAST DUBLIN, Ga. -- Some days can be tough for Austin Lamb as makes strides through autism and epilepsy. But his parents say that something as simple as a walk to the mailbox is almost like therapy for him - something that outweighs everything else. And lately, as he has checked the mail, it's been easy to see why. His family started a campaign called "Cards for Austin" and they're asking people in the community to send him messages, letters - and, yes, cards - in the mail.
Austin Lamb is a young boy from East Dublin who has autism and epilepsy. His family says he walks out to the mailbox every day as part of his therapy, and he loves finding something with his name on it when he checks the mail. His family started a campaign called "Cards for Austin" and they're asking people in the community to send him cards and letters. They said that since they initially put out the call for cards, envelopes addressed to Austin have flooded their mailbox almost every day.
After seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, three central Georgians packed up a truck of supplies and their boat and began the trek to Houston. Kyle Smith, Adam English, and Tommy Dewitt met up with a convoy in Baton Rouge and the group of 25 trucks and boats arrived just outside of Houston late Tuesday night. They plan to make their way into the city early Wednesday morning to bring their supplies to evacuees and help with search and rescue efforts.
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Selecting a term
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