Roman's mother Elizabeth wrote this email to me in my response to my request to blog about Roman:
"Tell Bob hello, and yes of course it would be wonderful if you could blog about him and post his videos. He would love it!
"Oh that would be wonderful! He is 14 years old and is in the 8th grade. He is doing great and is playing Christmas Carols at a nursing home today. I have been so busy working with other children with autism, and they have all made a lot of improvements. I will always believe the Lord healed Roman and I am so grateful. In your blog be sure to emphasis how important it is for the parents to be part of the therapy process and to start as early as possible.
Roman loves school and is number one in his class. He has a 4.0 and scored 1840 on his SAT last year in 7th grade in the Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program.)"
Is there anything that can bring more joy than to witness the success of a young man who once was on the autism spectrum and now is thriving as a smart and talented young teen? I have never met him in person, but I feel a closeness to Roman and his family through editing the books, designing the covers, and corresponding with Roman's mother in countless emails. Give yourself a treat, let your heart purr, as you watch and listen to this amazing 14-year-old play the piano.