We love hearing from you

We love the fact that so many of Tommy’s viewers and supporters are people with Autism, Aspergers, and many other special needs. It always makes us really happy to hear from you, and to know that you enjoy Tommy and really understand him, too!

Families with loved ones with Autism and other special needs also often follow Tommy’s channel and send us the most heartwarming messages too. We are so, so glad that you write to us, and that you find joy in following Tommy’s adventures!

And, of course, we love the fact that so often Tommy’s viewers knew little or nothing about Autism, somehow stumbled across his videos, and began their own journey with open minds and heart to learn about Autism and some of the mystery, challenges, and joy it brings! Thank you all for embracing Tommy 🙂

We want to say thank you, to each and every one of you, from Tommy and our family. You help us to understand how important it is that Autism has a voice, a face, and real stories…like Tommy’s story. We are proud that Tommy makes Autism real, friendly, happy, and OK.  And good, and inspiring, and hopeful. And joyful. There is so much joy 🙂

We would like to begin sharing some of the messages from viewers here.  Enjoy!


 

Demy, a YouTube viewer from Amsterdam, made a powerpoint presentation about Tommy for her class, and sent it to Tommy!

In this video, Tommy reads it for the first time.

 

On YouTube, Tommy’s videos get the most awesome comments. On his 3 million views video, this comment made us smile:

Katrina Games wrote:

“Thank you the Des Brisay family for these videos. If been studying for my state board nursing test and been a total crazy person. These videos helped me relax and smile. During my test when I got nervous and was going to lose focus. I though how am I going to calm myself down? Tommy popped in my head for some reason so I sang “one step in front of the lawmen” in my head. I smiled and relaxed and continued on. Thank you Tommy and the Des Brisays for being an inspiration. If Tommy can do great things in life, so can I.”

Thanks for sharing, Katrina  🙂

 

45 thoughts on “We love hearing from you”

  1. Absolutely love learning about Tommy and watching his Disney videos. Our daughter, now 7 months at the time just adores him. Will you be at Disney in September of this year? We plan on going at that time and would love to meet him face to face. We are big fans!! Thank you Tommy for being such an amazing inspiration to us all.

    1. Hi Beth! It makes us smile to think of your daughter watching Tommy’s videos 🙂 We are not going in September, we don’t think. We were planning to be there around Halloween and perhaps for the Wine and Dine half marathon again this year. Still planning! Sure hope we get to meet you in person someday though. Hugs, MaryAnn

  2. Hi Tommy and MaryAnn. My name is Melissa, I live in England, and I have a younger brother who has severe autism. It’s very hard for me and my family. But I saw a video of Tommy at Disney world on YouTube last month, and I have been watching them ever since. Tommy has inspired me so much to believe there is hope for my brother and other children with autism out there. I love Disney too and i love watching Tommy and his dog Adele on YouTube. Take care to you all.

    1. Hi Melissa 🙂 This is MaryAnn. Thank you so much for writing. It means so much to hear from you. We wish you all the best with your younger brother. It’s been truly very hard for us as a family, as well, especially when Tommy was little. Things will change so much over time, and your love is the best thing for your brother. I am so happy your found Tommy’s videos. When Tommy was little, videos of an adult like Tommy having joy in his life would have helped us so much! And yes….there is so much hope for your brother and others with autism. And hope for everyone because of the amazing gifts their lives bring to ours. So glad you love Disney too. It always brings a smile. Adel says hi! Hugs to you, and thank you. MaryAnn

  3. Hello again Tommy and Maryann. Your very welcome. the videos you have put together for Tommy are lovely. My brother (Max) is 7 years old and in a special school, my mum was thinking of getting him an autism support dog for him for next year. Can I ask? Would you recommend it to other family’s? I see Tommy and Adele have a lovely bond. Kind regards.. Melissa

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