My name is Casey Deakins. I’m 26 years old, and I’m a junior Public Administration major at the University of Central Florida. I have Apert Syndrome and Asperger’s Syndrome. I’m minoring in Nonprofit Management with the hopes of working for an NGO, like the American Red Cross. I like working on my photography, being with my family and friends, working with non-profits, and making people laugh.
I guess my greatest gift comes from my generally goofball nature. I thoroughly enjoy making people smile and laugh. I hardly miss an opportunity to be silly, if I know it could brighten someone’s day. Maybe my goofball personality can help people see that there really is a person beneath all of the scars. By nature I’m a happy, witty type of person but around certain people, I can be a clown too. I just enjoy making people happy…….it brings me a wonderful feeling knowing I made someone’s day a little brighter. I read somewhere that laughter is the best medicine, and I am a firm believer of that philosophy. Laughter can make things seem not so bad, or turn a bad day around, etc.
So…..have you had your smile today??