The Hudson Reporter recently published a profile on the family of Secaucus High School Athletic Director and football coach Charlie Voorhees, who has two teenage sons with severe autism.
Voorhees has been a long-time fixture on the sidelines for Secaucus football. But for the first time, the coach is publicly telling his family’s story and the challenges they have faced.
The coach and his wife Teresa discuss their struggles and how they have persevered. Mrs. Voorhees had to give up her career as a teacher to take care of her sons while Coach Voorhees nearly gave up coaching before finding other ways to supplement his salary.
“We want people to know that they can make it,” Coach Voorhees told the Reporter. “Teresa and I always had a tremendous partnership, even before we had children. Having children tested us, but we were always going to find a way to make it.”
The article is an honest, emotional look at Voorhees family and well worth reading.