Recent Palmer Trinity School graduate Waleed Mneimneh had the privilege of joining President Barack Obama for dinner during June. The president enjoyed
speaking with Waleed about the Silver Knight Award, and his service involvement with the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.
In the past three years, Mneimneh has been able to raise more than $70,000 for the University of Miami NSU – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (www.umcard.org).
Mneimneh was compelled to give back to the center which has provided much needed assistance to his family and his younger brother, Tarek, who has been diagnosed with autism. Those services were not available in their homeland of Lebanon. Although Tarek is high-functioning, he has limited social skills and difficulty in making new friends. Waleed is therefore not only Tarek’s brother, but his best friend.
Since it began four years ago, the Autism Awareness Club at Palmer Trinity has been a steadfast benefactor to the center.
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