Whenever Jocelyn Flashinski was coming over for therapy, young Mario Martinez, who is autistic, would wait impatiently for her.
“He would sit at the window or the door. He would recognize her car. He would say ‘Jocelyn’s coming today,’” said the now 9-year-old boy’s father, Jesse Martinez of Milwaukee.
Martinez paused to stifle tears Tuesday as he talked about the Wauwatosa woman who became more than just a therapist to his young son, and who had known Mario since he “was in Pampers.” When she met Mario, he couldn’t talk.
“He was afraid of the wind when the trees would move. She got