A stranger came to my rescue to calm down my son, who has autism
Any parent understands it can be a nightmare to take a child on public transport - something that mum Gayna Pealling knows all too well.
On a recent train trip, Gayna was at her wits end trying to calm down her autistic son Jack, five, who was experiencing a particularly bad episode. The day was saved by a helpful stranger, fellow passenger Dan, who stepped in to become Gayna’s hero. Dan offered to play with Jack, which quickly calmed him down.
Dan and Gayna then became friends, and together have now launched a campaign to raise awareness of child disabilities, to encourage others to help those who, like Gayna, are in need of a helping hand. They join us today to share their heartwarming story.