April 2, 2015
marks the 8th annual
Autism Awareness Day
This special Limited Edition Shirt is the collaboration of our two loves, Adrian Diezel and Maksim Michael… each contributing their own special puzzle piece.
One with Autism, One not on the spectrum. But two hearts bonded over their acceptance of each others differences.
"Different Pieces - Same Puzzle"
represents the fact that everyone is different in some way or another, while also staying true to accurately represent the diversity of each individual on the autism spectrum
This campaign was created in hopes of helping to spread support for Autism and Autism Awareness.
25% Proceeds will be donated to a charity close to our hearts supporting Autism Awareness
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The inspiration behind our cause…
After starting school at the age of 5, Maksim was diagnosed with Autism. Art became his outlet. When he could otherwise not engage socially or connect with his peers - art quickly became his form of communication. When most kids had no problem saying "Hi" and introducing themselves Maksim struggled making the connection and instead found his own way to introduce himself.
He would return the next day with a drawing, or book written especially for them as his way of saying 'hello' . He has come so far since he was diagnosed with Autism and we are so excited to now use his artwork on a broader scale to help inspire others.
Adrian Diezel has always had inspirational words to share with Maks and others even at such a young age. He seems to always know what to say to make you smile, or even laugh. Whenever there is someone who seems to be down, Adrian is quick to offer kind words or words of encouragement. Although he plays sports, his preferred activities are academic based and he is confident in his uniqueness. Being the child of a Special Education Teacher, Adrian has been taught that everyone is different but its his job to accept them for who they are.
Together, their art and inspiration have become the heart and soul of Diezel+Maks.
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