In an example of how ordinary people can raise awareness of a cause close to their heart, we placed Charlotte Boulton’s story in a national newspaper and women’s magazine.
Charlotte, 26, got in touch after an amazing treatment programme ‘cured’ her son’s autism. Cameron, 7, had struggled to communicate his entire life and would physically lash out at his mum as a means of venting his frustration.
He would have huge temper tantrums – scratching, biting and even spitting at his mum. Charlotte was terrified that when Cameron got older he could seriously injure her.
But in January this year she heard about the Son-Rise programme, a home-based treatment originating in the US, and decided to give it a try. 10 months on, her son is like a different child. He no longer has violent outburst and is polite and engaging.
We placed Charlotte’s story in the Mirror and it is also due to appear in a women’s magazine. Charlotte says: “I’m so happy that Talk to the Press was able to get my story out there. I’m trying to raise money to fund Cameron’s ongoing treatment and getting my story in the press will hopefully prompt people to donate money through my website. I’m over the moon!’