The Dyck family, owners of Winnipeg-based agribusiness BrettYoung Seeds, have firsthand experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Chad, one of two sons in the family, is autistic. Daughter Kali had a special bond with Chad until her tragic death in an automobile accident in 2011. The family established the Kali Dyck Foundation in 2017 to honour her memory.
When Kali passed everyone that knew her was shocked and saddened. One card we received summed up Kali, the person wrote; “She was not only a top student and strikingly mature for her age, but she was also one of the most gentle young people that I have ever met.” Kali loved to keep journals and some of the quotes on the website come from her writing. We believe these quotes are representative of Kali’s thoughts and actions.