11pm 02/11/2014 UPDATE: Colin’s Happy Birthday Facebook page has 656,241 ‘Likes’. Please keep ‘Sharing’ this information to continue that number to grow.
KALAMAZOO, MI – 10 year old Colin will be turning 11 on March 9th, 2014. Colin suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s is a mild form of Autism. His mother wrote on Facebook, Colin eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office.
Colin’s mother asked him if he would like a birthday party this year. He told his mother “there is no point”. All of the kids at school “don’t like me” and “make fun of me”. So Colin’s mother decided to ask for some help on Facebook.
Here is what she worte: “I am Colin’s mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin’s disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don’t like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn’t a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.”
Please help wish Colin a Happy Birthday on the Facebook page here . This Facebook page has already gained almost 42,000 likes. Let’s make that number explode by ‘Sharing’ this information with your family and friends. We also encourage you to send Colin a personal birthday card. Here is how: Colin- PO box 756 Richland, MI 49083-0756
Happy Birthday Colin !!
We learned of this story from WXYZ.com.