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Jaylen Smith Repping for Autism Speaks

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Based on 14 bench press reps, each worth $18.29

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PLEASE JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING SUPPORTING AUTISM SPEAKS AT THE NFL COMBINE BY PLEDGING FOR BENCH PRESS REP I COMPLETE.


When I was in Middle School, I had an English teacher who changed my whole perspective on life and learning. He showed us a Ted Talk about autism, as well as the movie Temple Grandin, a film about an autistic woman who became a top scientists who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock. It was amazing to see and understand that this condition that affects so many families should not be seen as a deficiency or deficit, but a different way of learning and understanding. It was truly an enlightening experience to see how Temple’s uniqueness was actually what got her so far.

While playing at Louisville, I was able to spend some time with special needs students during some of our community events, and I felt fortunate to have this opportunity to get to know and spend time with autistic youth during these events. From that point on, I knew I wanted to find ways throughout my life to spread this message and understanding, and support those with autism and their families.

That is why, as I take the next step toward achieving my NFL dream, I am proud to use my performance at the 2019 NFL Combine to support Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life-span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.


THANK YOU!

Thank you for your support of my campaign and of Autism Speaks. I’ll be training extra hard, knowing that with your pledges, every bench press rep is more money raised to help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Please don’t forget to share this campaign and your support on social media (Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.).

Sincerely,

Jaylen Smith


Please also check out the 2019 Pledge It NFL Combine & Pro Day Challenge to see the important causes that fellow soon to be NFL Rookies are supporting through their Combine and Pro Day performances.

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DateNamebench press repsEarned
2/262019 NFL Combine14$256

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