The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin Episode Three

Zev has Asperger's Syndrome and is running The Amazing Race with his best friend Justin

The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin Episode Three...

Oh guys, say it ain't so! I am so sorry that your passport ended up lost Zev.

And especially after you guys actually finished FIRST!

The Amazing Race has lost a terrific duo.

But always remember, you finished first fair and square!

It wasn't like you didn't complete a challenge or that something happened that helped you to finish first, you guys finished first doing everything right! :)

Down lower on this page are some of the final videos of The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin...

I was bummed for the rest of the night, still am actually. I wanted you guys to go so far in this race, I wanted you to win.

I enjoyed The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin Episode Three but was very sad when it was over.

The guys talked about how they met (at camp when they were younger) and that Justin pulled Zev into his group of friends. How I wish that for my son Cameron. He's got several "special-needs" friends since we moved to Washington but it would be wonderful if the other kids would accept him, even befriend him and make him part of their groups.

Zev showed many sides of Asperger's Syndrome in this episode. He became very frustrated in the monkey challenge, even fell to the ground at one point. I don't know about him but when Cameron does something like that it's more to get attention on himself than it is because he's in distress.

And then when Justin apologized for "yelling" at Zev during the competition, Zev showed how quickly Aspies are to forgive. It was done, over, finished, he laid his head on Justin's shoulder and all was good. A very touching moment in The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin...

And when the show was over for the night, as Zev and Justin were walking away after being told by Phil that they'd been eliminated from The Amazing Race (because they couldn't find Zev's passport), there was a voice-over from Zev that brought such hope to my heart. He said that he had discovered that he doesn't have to have everything the same, he doesn't have to have a strict routine. I can't tell you how much hope that gives me for Cameron.

There were several points in The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin Episode Three when I had tears in my eyes.

Folks with Asperger's Syndrome are wonderful, wonderful people and they have so much to give to the world if only the world would slow down and realize how valuable Aspies really are to the world.

And I think I was wrong in my last posting about The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin, I said that Justin made a comment about Zev wearing a mask and cape all the time, but it was a mask and a tail. It was for the monkey competition.

Sadly, The Amazing Race with Zev and Justin is no longer "with Zev and Justin" and for the first time since The Amazing Race started, I'm not really looking forward to the rest of the episodes.

No matter where life takes you two, go Zev and Justin!! It is wonderful to see your friendship and I hope you are friends for life. :) I'll miss you more than you know.

See 5:00 on the video below for a terrific insight into Zev, something that is very common amongst those wth Asperger's Syndrome. Then the end of the video is where the guys are eliminated. :o(

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