Fascination with Balloon Art Grows Into an ‘Ausome’ Opportunity

an article by Stephany Bai, NBC News

Eddie and Parents

EDISON, N.J. — When Jenny Lin was laid off from her job in 2014, she saw it as an opportunity. Instead of panicking, she went to Taiwan for three weeks with her son Eddie so he could receive professional balloon-making lessons that weren’t available in the United States.

Up until that point, 17-year-old Eddie, who has autism, was self-taught in his balloon art. Jenny Lin told NBC News that Eddie was 10 years old when he came across videos of people making balloons, and asked his parents to buy balloons so he could try his hand.

“For someone on the autism spectrum, copying is one of their characteristic traits,” Lin said. “He obviously had gone through the channels and found balloons interesting.”

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To continue reading the article on Eddie, his family, and his balloon art, please go to the NBC News link below:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/fascination-balloon-art-grows-ausome-opportunity-n529386

 

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