During Autism Awareness Month 2014, Maryland Championship Wrestling, Jimmy Cicero & Sean Waltman (Formerly X-Pac) Come Together to Body Slam Autism.
Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an estimated 1.5 Million individuals in the United States and tens of Millions worldwide. Today, it is estimated that one in every 88 Children and One in Fifty Four boys are diagnosed with Autism.
Matt Bowman who performed as a Professional Wrestler under the stage name “The Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero for over two decades now uses his notoriety to bring awareness to Autism. In Early 2009 when Bowman and his Wife Windra learned that their young son was autistic, he returned to the ring for the sole Purpose of promoting Autism Awareness. Bowman’s Mission became even more important to his family when his second son was also diagnosed with Autism.
“Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States,” says Matt Bowman, Husband and Father of two autistic sons ages 4 & 6. “Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.”