One of the most touching stories I heard this week was from Dr. Mark Mauldin, a practicing ER physician from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.Some people came to our 5 Days in July Conference looking for a part-time or full-time income stream. But it’s not just about the money.

“We were west of the eye of Katrina,” he told me. “And we got the worst of the wind. I had to spend the night in the hospital. People just kept coming in.”

Helping others is never far from Dr. Mark’s mind.

In fact, he came to the 5 Days in July Conference so he – and his son William – could create an online business aimed at helping parents of autistic children deal with the diagnosis. (His website is www.autismsurvival.com – and it turns out that “autism” was one of the three most-searched keywords on the Internet last year.)

“So many parents look at their autistic children and say ‘What am I not doing right? Maybe I’m working too hard and so my child didn’t have a chance to develop his social skills – or maybe that’s the reason behind his behavioral problems in school. They’re approaching autism in an old fashioned way, and it simply doesn’t have to be this way.”

You can see Dr. Mark’s website now, in its very early stages. (He created the template at the Conference.) And check back as he adds more features, resources, and articles.

I’m proud that we were able to give Dr. Mark the tools he needs to realize his goals.