Dear Mr. President,
Will you please light up the White House in blue for World Autism Awareness Day?
My name is Wills Price, and I am thirteen years old. I live in Los Angeles, and I have autism.
It would be very important to me, and all of us in the country who care about autism, if you would light up the White House blue because so many people don’t understand what I have.
When I was little, times were tough as I struggled a lot. I worried about almost everything and my autism kept me from being calm. I was sad and very scared of new people and places.
Now that I am thirteen, I do not struggle as much. I can now help younger kids or other people who are still struggling, and that’s what I want to do with my life. That’s what you do with your life by making decisions that help the world.
You can help me by showing your support and joining me, my parents, and my two service dogs as we light our house blue.
If you need blue light bulbs, there is a store here on Ventura Boulevard where we can buy them for you and send them to the White House. My mom knows how to send things by Federal Express.
It is very difficult for me to talk about how sad I was when my autism was really bad. It might have helped if people understood my autism more.
It would touch me deep inside to think that you care enough to stand with me.
Thank you for reading my blue letter.
P.S. Please take a look at the terrible puppy mill situation when you get a chance. Thank you.
Editors note: Wills’ mom, Monica Holloway, the author of “Cowboy and Wills” sent along this note with the blog post: “Wills just went to bed after finishing his letter. He insisted that the letters be in blue.” Wills, you got it kid!