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Thread: No One Showed Up To A Little Boy With Autismís Birthday, So What Did His Mom Do?

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    Toronto, Ontario

    Default No One Showed Up To A Little Boy With Autismís Birthday, So What Did His Mom Do?

    I saw this story, and had to share it.
    I have talked to parents who are disappointed when their child never receives an invitation to a birthday party.
    I have always tried to make my child's party inclusive and invite everyone, including a classmate in a wheelchair.
    (Until she reached the age of 10 and parties became girls-only sleepovers.)

    You must go to the article itself to see the wonderful pictures that are included.
    I have copied some of the text below.

    No One Showed Up To A Little Boy With Autism’s Birthday, So His Mom Asked Facebook For Help
    Hooray internet!
    posted on Feb. 23, 2015, at 8:47 a.m.
    Ryan Broderick, BuzzFeed News Reporter

    This is Glenn Buratti, a 6-year-old from Osceola County, Florida. He has mild autism and epilepsy. Earlier this month, his mom Ashlee threw him a birthday party, inviting 16 children from his class. No one showed up.

    “I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came,” Ashlee posted on a local Facebook group.

    After posting on the group, 15 children from the area and their parents turned up, but not just them.
    Firefighters and police officers from the community started pulling up to the house.
    With presents!

    Crews from the Sheriff’s Office and Osceola County Fire Rescue gave Glenn the superstar treatment.
    “I’m sure the neighbors were peeking out of their windows or taking cover,” Glenn’s dad John wrote on Facebook.
    “Such an amazing thing for our local law enforcement and fire fighters to do for us,” he wrote.

    The Osceola County Sheriff’s office even flew a helicopter low enough over Glenn’s party that the pilot was able to wave at him.

    Sometimes when you ask the internet for help they actually come through!
    Last edited by Tina; February 23, 2015 at 04:08 PM.
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    Default Re: No One Showed Up To A Little Boy With Autismís Birthday, So What Did His Mom Do?

    God Bless the people who care.


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