Stories by J.R. Jamison

Thriving in the Unknown

Thriving in the Unknown

Allison’s story. She is 34. /// It rocks your world.  It really does. Having a medical background, knowing the milestones a child should be hitting, I knew at one year that things didn’t seem quite right.  By 18 months, being around people outside of our home practically paralyzed him. By age two, it wasn’t much […]

Home Plate

Home Plate

Dennis’s Story. He is 32. Watch the reading of Dennis’s story from the Facing Autism Event. /// I’ve come a long way in overcoming my fears from that first moment of Luke’s diagnosis when I thought he would never be able to fully participate in organized sports and feel a part of a team; when […]

Journeying from Disbelief to Acceptance

Journeying from Disbelief to Acceptance

The Facing Project is a community storytelling project that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Each project matches a community’s writers with individuals facing a certain topic, and the writer writes as if they are that individual, in the first person. If you’d like to be a part of this nationwide storytelling movement GO HERE. […]

Tackle

Tackle

Chad’s Story.  He is 36. Watch the reading of Chad’s story from the Facing Autism Event. /// Jackson’s heart is unbelievably big. I am most proud that he can see the good in others. On his first day of kindergarten, a child who wanted Jackson’s eyeglasses bullied him. At one point, the child tried to […]