I was diagnosed with Autism when I was 2 and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been such an important part of helping me learn and grow. I love to help other people understand Autism and want to help raise money and give back so they can help others. The Eagles have been so supportive and this challenge will raise awareness of Autism. In 2021 I stared working for the Eagles as a game day staff employee. See my story that aired on Inside the Eagles at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vFGyFBGk-I
I started raising money for the Eagles Autism Challenge. After a few years of fund raising I was invited to be a guest on the Ellen show to promote Autism Awareness and raise funds for research. From that moment on I knew my dream was to be advocate for Autism Awareness taking awareness into action.
I am now living that dream by speaking at schools, churches and businesses, sharing my story and helping others understand what it feels like to be in my shoes.
If you would like to know more about my story please visit my web site at Ben Hartranft | Autism Awareness (benergy1.com)