Wake Forest freshman helps light Wait Chapel for autism awareness month in honor of his sister


Casey Davis (left) enjoys time with her oldest brother, Bradley Davis (19), a freshman at Wake Forest, doing one of their favorite activities, playing on swings, on the Wake Forest campus. (Bruce Chapman/Journal
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bradley Davis, a freshman at Wake Forest University, has always advocated for autism awareness and has done it for a simple reason – the love for his 12-year-old sister, Casey, who is autistic.

But he wanted to do something on a larger scale for National Autism Awareness Month. He made a few calls to Wake Forest officials and on April 1, the first day of National Autism Awareness Month, Wait Chapel was lit up in blue. Bonnie Davis, a spokeswoman for Wake Forest, said Wait Chapel was lit up April 1 and April 2.

“I was happy to help out with that,” Davis said Thursday afternoon, with his sister, Casey, nearby.

Casey, who was diagnosed at 18 months, attends ABC of North Carolina Child Development Center in Winston-Salem. Bradley spends a lot of time there with his sister, and he had been talking to Casey Raymer, ABC’s director of development.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal

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