Fred Melamed’s Twins Were Both Born With Autism, And He Can’t Stop Asking God A Simple Question

May 24, 2019 11:41

The popular American actor and comedian, Fred Melamed, mostly known for his roles of Sy Ableman in A Serious Man, Bruce Ben-Bacharach in Lady Dynamite, and Sam Soto in In a World..., got married for the first time at 42.

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By the way, he hasn’t become a father until he was already 47. Fred Melamed and Leslee Spieler are officially married for around twenty years, since 1999. Together, they have two amazing children, twin boys, who were born with autism.

Fred Melamed’s sons with autism

Since the time Fred Melamed and his wife found out their children have autism, they started to dedicate their life to their development. Leslee Spieler is also an advocate for persons living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

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Fred keeps asking God one simple question: who allows such innocent little creature to suffer?

I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It’s a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God. We must agree to live in this world, with all that is unfair about it, without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives.

What causes autism?

Autism is characterized by delayed verbal communication and difficulties in social interactions. Even though there are no exact causes of autism, some possible reasons were identified, including vaccinations, dietary factors, genetics, etc.

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Fred Melamed and his wife, Leslee Spieler, are parents of amazing twin sons, who were born with autism. Even though they try to do everything possible to help them, it is still unclear why kids have to suffer, and who should be responsible for it.