Donor Families Testimonials

Autism BrainNet’s donor families report that they find a sense of hope and purpose in their loved one’s continued contribution to science.

Below we share a few words from some of our donor families:

“She had a fabulous brain, and I thought, who wouldn’t want to know how it worked, you know? I just felt it was such a great way to honor her.” – Annie Scheumbauer, mother of Bridget M. McAllister 
Read her testimony

“Autism is happening at a rate that is disproportionate to other disorders. Making a donation for research purposes just seemed like the right thing to do.” 

“Maybe we can find that needle in a haystack and maybe someone can tell us that with our contribution we are making a difference.”

“Thanks again for all you do. You have a very difficult job – although I must say you’ve inspired me. I’m going to look for something that helps people and their families who are affected by autism and/or epilepsy.”

“It has been very comforting working with you. Bless you and the work you do for others.”

“I thought this process would be very difficult, but you made it easier than expected. It feels good to spend so much time talking about [my loved one].”