Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Michael Collier

Autism Light #92 is Michael Collier.

Michael Collier is a junior at Fairfield Christian School in Lancaster, Ohio. Michael Collier has Aspergers and is part of Boy Scout Troop 241 in Lancaster, Ohio. He did his Eagle service project to raise money to purchase iPads for four children with autism. Michael Collier is an Autism Light because of his fundraising efforts on to purchase iPads for children with autism.

Michael Collier raised $2,900 through a July 22, 2011 charity golf scramble he put on for his Eagle Scout project. From that fundraising he was able to purchase four iPads to be given to children with autism. The recipients were Brooklyn Baker, 12, John Manley, 7, Nathan Moore, 9, and Dominick Staffey, 6. The iPad has been found to work wonders for some children with autism. On October 6, 2011 the iPad was named an Autism Light.

Michael Collier has an attitude common among true heroes. He is humble and wants to do more. Michael Collier said about his successful project: "The cynic in me wishes I could have helped more (Source)."

For more information on Michael Collier being a hero to autism read an article at the Lancaster Eagle Gazette. If you enjoyed this post you may also like the one where another Boy Scout named Nathan Christensen became an Autism Light on September 29, 2011. If you are interested in the work of the Boy Scouts of America visit their website at

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.

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