Sue Heether is a three-time World Cup champion lacrosse player and former head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team. She’s also an avid supporter of Kennedy Krieger’s autism programs. She owns Sports Her Way, a sporting goods company committed to female athletes.
“Our son was diagnosed with autism in April 2009. He was 2 years old, and we were devastated, afraid, and overwhelmed by how much we didn’t know. Call it providence, but that same day we ran into a friend whose son had been diagnosed the year before. It was two days before Kennedy Krieger’s ROAR for Autism fundraiser, and she invited us to come. We found an amazing community of families, therapists, teachers, and friends. We enrolled our son in the Achievements Program at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, where we were amazed by his progress and ours. Now, we want to pay it back and forward, so that Kennedy Krieger can continue to broaden the reach of its research and services.”