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Jun 16

Ernie and Leizl Els open up about autism

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Those who get the Sunday paper may have seen an article in the Parade about Ernie Els, aka, The Big Easy.  A golf pro since 1989, he is currently ranked no. 7 in the world.

And he has a son with autism.

The article talks about how opening up to the world about his son, Ben, actually HELPED his game, and gave him a huge lift.  Hiding behind the pain, ironically was the time his career struggled.  Now that he’s opened up about it, he and his wife, Leizl, are doing much to help their son, and other children on the Autism Spectrum, including building a Center of Excellence for children on the spectrum.  It’s really cool, go here to see it!

Read more about the whole thing here.  It’s a really good read, and well worth your time!

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