‘There’s no way a normal couple or a single mom could afford this’

April 30, 2012

by Lindsay Goldwert / New York Daily News

Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman knows how lucky he is.

The 39 year-old R&B star and his wife Sherhonda are the proud parents of three children, a toddler daughter and 9 year-old twin sons.

Son Micah developed autism around his first birthday.

He and his wife talked frankly with CNN about the devastating diagnosis, the challenge of finding the best care and making sure the other children feel special too.

Stockman was especially honest about one thing: Money.

Special schools, behaviorists, speech therapists are all extremely expensive.

“We learned through our journey with Micah just how fortunate we were, having money,” he said. “There’s no way a normal couple or a single mom could afford this,” Stockman said.

It’s with this gratitude that the couple decided to launch Micah’s Voice, a non-profit to benefit a family with a child suffering from autism.

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