THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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From the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

A Mother's Love

Entered in Storytelling

About this entry

To help people better understand autism and this one mother’s commitment to finding the best place for her son. For women in the Middle East, there is a lot of misconceptions about raising autistic children and a social stigma against these children. The objective of this report was to help break down those barriers.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

To profile a mother and her autistic son and humanize their story. Moving between different countries, Reema Barghouthi, a mother, shares with Irfaasawtak the different challenges and the inspirational story of parenting her autistic son, Hosni Abu Shaqra, leading him to achieve many triumphs and successes. For women in the Middle East, there is a lot of misconceptions about raising autistic children, and a stigma against these children.

Results

This story highlights the mother’s courage and sets an example of awareness for other women in the region. The original post on Facebook had more than 700,000 views and the comments were overwhelmingly positive in their support for Reema and Hosni.

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Entrant Company / Organization Name

Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.

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