Why this awesome NJ kid (with autism) should get to be on Ellen
'Ausome' Jersey resident Eddie Lin has a growing legion of fans who are working to land him a spot on Ellen DeGeneres' TV show. The Edison teen has the amazing skill of transforming balloons into sculptures, from life-sized people to adorable animals. He also has autism.
The artist name “Ausome Balloon Creator” plays on the "Au," to represent his autism trait.
In the video above, you can see Eddie, an Autism New Jersey ambassador, tell his peers, "Balloons bring people happiness, and that makes me happy."
The close-knit Lin family recently was featured in an NBC News piece. It followed Eddie and his mom, Jenny, to a 'gig.' For the high number of NJ families touched by autism, this is a story of hope & inspiration.
(Watch the segment below — go ahead and blame those teary eyes on allergy season):
Here's a couple more creations by Eddie:
Anyone who's watched "Ellen" knows her mantra, "Be kind to one another," and the importance of spreading joy. If Eddie doesn't embody that message, than who does?! Let's take up the rally cry and try to #GetEddieOnEllen
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.