Boyz II Men founding member Shawn Stockman is opening up about his support for other families raising kids who are on the autism spectrum.
The 48-year-old musician shares three kids with his wife Sharhonda, whom he wed in 2001: twin sons Micah and Ty, 18, and younger daughter Brooklyn. After Micah was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old, the parents started the foundation Micah’s Voice to help support other families who are raising children with autism.
Speaking with TMZ Live, Stockman shared a new charitable opportunity for fans to purchase limited-edition SEVENFRIDAY brand watches with proceeds benefiting Micah’s Voice and families in need.
“This watch is different from any other [watch] that you might have because when you look down on it, not only do you look at the smiley face on there, which is the Micah’s Voice logo — you can look down and say that you actually helped somebody. It’s not self-gratifying, like most watches are,” he told TMZ. “… That money will go directly to helping families with developing their child and getting their child right with this journey called autism.”
Stockman recalled wanting to help others once they realized finding the “right” care and specialists “can be very expensive.”