When I started my job at Walgreens I was starting over and excited for a new adventure. I didn’t realize I would be meeting a friend that would change my life, a friend called Frank. When I started my job I was a little hesitate to telling others about having autism but when I told Frank he simply said you have autism you are not autism. He really has gone on to teach me that I should embrace and be happy with who I am.
Frank no matter how busy he was always took the time to show me what I needed to learn to be successful and when I got overstimulated or feeling overwhelmed he either taught me breathing exercises or he would remind that I was doing a good job and not to be hard on myself. What makes Frank such a great friend is that he actually took the time to get to know me and he knew what to expect with me as an adult with autism. He looked past it and treated me just like everyone else if anything he believed in me and he never gave up on me.
One of my greatest achievements is getting Champion of Champions for Walgreens and I believe I got this award because of my hardworking attitude and being a role model to the Autism Community and because my friend Frank who never gave up on me.
I have my everyday heroes and my friend Frank is one of them. My friend Frank has taught me to celebrate and embrace who I am and today I celebrate and embrace my autism and I help others as well. I decided to start my project by writing to those on the spectrum and their families. Like Frank did for me I wanted to do for others. Frank has taught me so much and he is truly one of my greatest role models but most of all he is one of my friends for life. He once told me you always make me proud, well Frank my sweet friend your the one who makes me proud