ELS FOR AUTISM STORIES
Marshall McAnerney and Dave McAnerney are brothers, and MJ is Marshall’s son. MJ’s real name is also Marshall and was diagnosed with autism at age 3 (PDSNOS). MJ attended our Shaughnessy event with his autism support dog, Kiley. Together, the two (along with the help of Marshall, Dave, MJ’s brother and his mother) manned a lemonade/juice stand next to our registration desk. With juice donated from SunRype (where Dave works), Marshall was able to raise $245 – all of which was donated to Els for Autism Canada.
MJ’s presence at the tournament was uplifting to all who had the chance to meet him. We’ve invited him back for next year’s event and he already has some lofty fundraising goals!