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Family 2017-12-27T03:14:01+00:00

We are able to enable

wImagine Family goes all in towards providing a voice for the voiceless and including the marginalized. Completely inspired by Michael’s relentless pursuit towards progress in spite of Autism, this core goal has defined how all core goals and behaviors operate when I say the words: Driven by Love.

Michael is 1/2 of wImagine’s Majority

Michael is half of wImagine’s Majority, and with my God, has created this philosophical framework which has given me focus in a blurry world, strength in a tired world, and wisdom in a confused world.

Anyone who intentionally hurts Michael and/or accidentally hurts Michael in pursuit of harming another element of wImagine, will be subject to immediate removal from my life without delay. This is in compliance with the Core Behavior: “We are love driven, not rule driven. We reject processes & opinions which defy our mission or majority”. These actions include, but are not limited to:

  • Using Michael’s weaknesses against him or to judge him, as opposed to using his strengths to create a better version of him

  • Denying Michael essential life necessities such as food, clothing, medicine/supplements, education, healthcare, etc.

  • Harming the relationship between Michael & I by denying me access to him, implying that how I ‘publicize’ the relationship is greater than what the relationship actually is, etc.

  • Any other action that has not been listed which successfully hurts Michael or our relationship.

Besides my God, my one and only allegiance in this entire world to any human is to my brother Michael. I do not give a bloody heck on how many times I apologize to you when he misbehaves or how loud I smack my head when he berates me, nothing will ever diminish or deny Michael of his right to my love and His love.

Test me on this and see if you’re not the next to be forced out of wImagine.

Larc School is one of wImagine’s two Core Partners. Larc School is entrusted with Michael’s academic progress, well being, and support in all arenas of Michael’s life. Larc School has a unique teaching philosophy which starts with Love. By believing in each student, using their strengths for them, and loving them in spite of all setbacks, they create an environment where students prosper and get the care they need no matter what the cost, because people always matter more.

wImagine also partners with Faces4Autism who provides services and support for those with Autism in the South Jersey area, primarily in Atlantic County. They help equip parents, care for those with Autism, and lead the discussion in reaching those with special needs.

Empowering Michael because He Empowers

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

— David Ogden Stiers

Innovating for Michael because He Innovates

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

— Khalil Gibran

wImagine partners with Autism NJ and Autism Society to ensure that everyone with Autism has a voice at the government level and that their families have the resources they need to advocate for their child. Autism NJ specifically represents those in the state of New Jersey and Autism Society represents those across our country. wImagine also partners with Autism Society in their disaster relief aid programs in providing relief to those with Autism.

The Love Test

Some organizations have strange and complex tests to prove if you truly do live with unconditional love, heck I used to lead the way in these complex tests. Ten years of wImagine revealed something to me and that all this could be simplified into one simple set of questions.

  • How do you love difficult/different people, like those with Special Needs, when they misbehave?

  • How do you perceive people when their relationships get faulty and tested?

  • Are you better than those with Special Needs, in accordance to His standards of excellence?

Loving Michael has changed me. I surrendered everything at the front door. My patience, my money, my time, my will, my emotions… everything. I surrendered it at the front door to reach the marginalized, to reach the lonely, to reach those with Special Needs, to reach those who have not heard, …to reach Michael.

wImagine exists because My God & My Brother exists.

wImagine Family in 2017

Loving Michael by Surrendering Myself

Rejecting a Core Church who wanted to be the center of attention

Refining Ourselves to Reach Higher

A former Core Church gave really valid feedback that I may talk about Michael in less than honoring ways on social media. But what intrigued me was how they followed up by going pretty heavy on how it appears that I did not love Michael. wImagine Family was among the first to ring the sirens to me in that, yes, I should work on how I talk about Michael to honor God, but no, I cannot and must not change to make it appear that I love him more. I have surrendered myself and who I am for my God & my Brother, this isn’t about how I’m perceived or placing anyone else’s desires first. With the conversation going as deep as it did, I honestly did not feel like I would be able to address this topic without sinfully thinking that it’s about changing me, and it’s with that decision that wImagine Health & Faith initiated a switch to find a new Core Church immediately.

Mold Remediation

Repairing a basement that's been out of commission since 2006

Going All In

After 12 years of having a mold infested basement, wImagine finally saved enough money to perform repairs on the basement. Key concepts of wImagine Health were heavily involved in this process, making sure contractors knew why they were doing what they were doing, as opposed to having a field day tearing down walls hoping they find something underneath. This approach saved significant money which has been put forth towards wImagine’s core partners across all core goals.

Next Steps

Ensuring Michael turns 18 flawlessly

Defending the Majority

As Michael turns 18, we will need to represent him to ensure that he transitions into an adult correctly, while maintaining his educational + medical + benefits rights. All wImagine Core Goals will be assisting this goal to ensure that this happens correctly, is completely funded, and happens as quickly as humanely possible.

wImagine Family is an original core goal of wImagine, founded in 2008