The Hughes family knew they weren’t immune from rough waters, but when their son was diagnosed with severe autism, they faced an unknown future. Sean was deployed at the time, and Annette had to navigate this new reality on her own. Fortunately, she had her EastLake Church small group to rally alongside her and provide tangible and emotional support. Upon returning from overseas, Sean found EastLake to help him reconnect with his faith and give him hope and strength. They admit that while the road has been challenging, they could not be in a place of hope and peace and with a healthy and happy family without EastLake. They are excited to partner with ELC in the Cannonball initiative to provide more opportunities for other families in need to find the help, purpose and faith that they found.