Ocean City - For one day, it was perfect. For these boys and girls, they deserve a perfect day like this. And so do the people who raise them.
What a day in paradise in Ocean City.
Turn up the quiet as the sun rises and then the world wakes up. Priscilla Mathias says her son Henry waits all winter long for this hot day in summer. You are on 37th Street in Ocean City right behind Castles in the Sand. This is Surfers healing. You are looking at those with Autism.
Ask Dad and its hard to find words describing what this day means to his surfer dude son.
"Ah Henry, its just a day he relaxes and the world is calm.", Mike Mathias just enjoys watching one child after another walk out swim in. Henry says, "It feels like it has big waves." Mike admits this is a difficult road to travel, but today his son raced the waves.
Each boy and girl was matched up with an expert surfer and is given the ride of their life.
Izzy is the man. The California surfer Dad who started this years ago for his son. Today he is treated like a Roch Star. One young man came up and said it was the only day of the year his Mother doesn't cry.
Young men and women who left the shores afraid, make the return trip full of confidence and smiles. One father came up and said, "The people who run this Surfers Healing are the greatest, most compassionate people I have ever met."
Not a bad day in paradise.
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