Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 31, 2007



2000 of you.

2000 souls – each of us just one single person.

2000 good deeds.

2000 making a difference.

Jumping up and down. Yelling.  Over the top with excitement. And I am here all by myself because Chris just left for Costco! Lily the dog thinks I am NUTS.


There are still about six hours to go. More work to be done.



  • 1.
    Beth Deckard said…

    Ali – i just had to post that I laughed out loud at your latest post! I am so thrilled for you! I think I need to send an email to the Today Show – I want the world to know what you’ve done! You are awesome!!
    Beth :-)

  • 2.
    Marty said…

    I’m just cheering with you. Been gone most of the day, now home for the rest, can’t bear not to run back to the computer every few minutes to see how it’s all going. Congratulations, Ali, for a job well done for a cause very deserving! Smiles for you and yours. God bless!

  • 3.
    michelle S said…

    So glad to be able to help in any way I can!
    Can’t thank you enough !!!I am jumping up and down with you and my WHOLE family thinks I am nuts too so don’t feel so bad ;)

  • 4.
    Cathy said…

    So happy for you Ali and for what you are doing! This is so exciting!! I cannot wait to see what the final results are.

  • 5.
    Kim Hurst said…

    Ali!! I’m JUmPpInG!!! With you!!! :o )
    I just saw this on the six degrees site.
    You have inspired all of us. Just amazing what a team can do.

  • 6.
    Anouchka said…

    Goosebumps all over! Too cool! It is way exciting and inspiring! Too bad there is a difference in the time zone .. I so wanna see what the final amount is gonna be! Good luck!

  • 7.
    Raimi said…

    Hi Ali!
    I keep hitting the refresh button & am so happy for you! What an amazing ride is must be for you! Way to GOOOOOOOO! I hope the #’s keep rising today! Good luck!

  • 8.
    Carol said…

    This is so cool….They also need to have you on The View….Rosie has a badge too….

  • 9.
    Chris said…

    Ali-you are too cute. Jump up and down and scream until you have lost your voice!! You have done an awesome job to collect donations for Autism speaks!!

  • 10.
    Debbie Y said…

    It’s nearly 8am here on Sunday morning in Australia and I’ve just logged in to see what’s happened overnight.
    I am amazed, those donations keep on rising and rising. Fantastic work everyone.
    It is so heartwarming to see people from all over the world getting together and doing their bit.
    I hope everyone has a fantastic day, you deserve it!

  • 11.
    twinks said…

    Go, Ali, go!

  • 12.
    Jennifer said…

    So, so awesome! Totally smiling for you right now.

  • 13.
    Alex Hardy said…

    My heart is leaping with JOY for you
    & Simon, & for Autism.
    Thank you for inspiring so many of us,
    2024 at the moment, to take time to
    be a part of something so great!
    Continued Blessings to You…..

  • 14.
    Giovanna said…

    Amazing. Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you! :) Post a link to the news segment if you can.

  • 15.
    Annie Adams said…

    This is so fun to watch!

  • 16.
    Suzette Mahoney said…

    Oooh! i have butterflies! I am SO excited for you! This is the 3rd time today I have checked your blog….between my kids basketball game and a race this morning! I know we can do it!

  • 17.
    Jenna said…

    Just awesome…congrats and keep it going! Can’t believe how far it’s come since the beginning!
    keep trying to post on the giveaway thread but my dang dial-up connection won’t connect to the page.

  • 18.
    Kirst said…

    I hope I got my donation in on time for you! I have trouble converting the time here in Sydney with anywhere in the US.
    Good luck Ali. You’ve done a great job so far, keep up the fight.

  • 19.
    jennifer davis said…

    I am so nervous! I want you in number one baby!

  • 20.
    natalia dexter said…

    2029! Just amazing! When I logged on just 20 mins ago there were 2014 and now there are 2029! Congratulations!

  • 21.
    shelley e said…

    good luck Ali…

  • 22.
    rosieposie said…

    speechless. OK…call Oprah. You’re gonna be on Oprah. I just feel it! AND!!! HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF……YOU ARE GONNA MEET KEVIN BACON??? MR FOOTLOOSE HIMSELF? LOLOL! (not losing site of the true mission however)
    You are gonna have the power to put this message out in a big way. BIGGER THINGS ARE COMING YOUR WAY MISSY! Yay Ali!

  • 23.
    Denise Kashyap said…

    Jumping right there with you!!!
    This is beyond words….!!!

  • 24.
    Jen M. said…

    So excited for you Ali — and for all the lives that have and will be touched by this gift. It’s so so exciting to see people doing good in the world.

  • 25.
    Sara said…


  • 26.
    photocat said…

    I am dazzled as to why I did not put the blue banner on my site. I did it this week and hope it brought you some more clickers…
    Way to go! It shows that scrappers have the heart in the right place.
    Good luck Ali… Your son will know when he is older what a good mom he had…

  • 27.
    deann said…

    LOL – it’s so true…each time i hit refresh the number just keeps jumping! 2053…but by the time i post this…it’ll probably be 2055!

  • 28.
    margie r said…

    It feels SO GOOD to be a part of this!
    I have been checking your blog every 10 minutes or so ALL DAY while putting the final touches on my Master’s Thesis!
    GO ALI GO!
    hugs (again)
    Margie R

  • 29.
    Debbie Skluzak said…

    Ali, Great job, just goes to show you the power of the people, when they can ban together for something good.

  • 30.
    Mandy Steward said…

    I was just able to donate. And feel blessed to be a part, in some small way, of what this community has done. Thank you so much for posting the video of your son. His innocence and your strength, as parents, warms my heart.

  • 31.
    Pam C said…

    Ali I am so excited, I have been emailing people all day and put it up on my blog to donate. I feel so honored to know you and that you are so passionate about Autism Speaks!!!
    Pam Callaghan

  • 32.
    Aimee said…

    WOW WOW WOW WOW, 2000 times over.
    fabulous, keep going guys!

  • 33.
    Lyn Meeker said…

    45K is right around the corner .. and 50K is doable … there is still plenty of time left!

  • 34.
    Dee said…

    What an incredible achievement!! What an incredible industry!! What a team effort!! So happy to be part of it all!
    Go team go!!1

  • 35.
    Carol said…

    C’mon Guys, Keep it up…
    The second place team is only about 160 donations behind Ali…I’m on eggshells!
    We Can Do This!
    Go TEAM!

  • 36.
    Marcia Bettich said…

    truly unBELIEVABLE!

  • 37.
    donnadowney said…

    jumping up and down too ali!!
    way to go!!

  • 38.
    Christine said…

    WOO-HOO!!!! Wowie. You go, girl. Go, Team, Go!! You rock. You absolutely rock…can’t wait to see what the grand total will be!

  • 39.
    jessie said…

    I am so stinking happy I can hardly contain myself. Ali I wish I could be there to hug you and scream with you RIGHT NOW :) :)

  • 40.
    Lisa said…

    Wow. Just “Wow”!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 41.
    Patricia Anderson said…

    Thank you for everything you’re doing to help all our children Ali!! You rock girl!!!

  • 42.
    Pixella said…

    Just marvelous! Wow, indeed!

  • 43.
    Eileen said…

    My daughter and I are jumping up and down with you. She is 11 and has been watching the numbers rise since the beginning. It is really teaching her that yes, one person can make a difference. Thank you so much for doing that for all of us. We all need a reminder of that every now and then. Think of what we could accomplish if we all tried, just one person at a time!
    Go team go. I’m in tears, I’m so excited for you Ali!

  • 44.
    Nicky Hurt said…

    I have to ask… With news crew, and the jumping up and down, what does Simon think??? LOL

  • 45.

    That is so awesome, Congrats.

  • 46.
    Jane Schneider said…

    Just dropping a quick comment – sent this out to lots more people today – hope we get a couple more ; )

  • 47.
    Angela said…

    you’re in the number one spot for all of your donations – well done

  • 48.
    Jamee Zayas said…

    This is just awesome! My 7 year old was diagnosed at 3 as well. It’s amazing to see how far he has come. Thanks for putting a voice out their for all of us moms who have kids on the spectrum. You are awesome!!

  • 49.
    mary said…

    before my eyes it jumped from 2077 to 2085 donations…i was just telling my husband this amazing story….you go girl…can hardly wait to check tonight and see the final results? can you get to $50K…i’m praying for it! mary

  • 50.
    Jewels said…

    WOO HOO!!
    ::snoopy dance::

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