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Old 02-11-2014, 05:27 PM
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Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers



Posted: 02/11/2014
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Kristen Skladd, WXYZ
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Birthdays may come and go each year, but one little Kalamazoo boy will be sure to remember his 11th for a lifetime.

Colin suffers from Asperger's, a mild form of autism, and this year he told his mom there would be no point in throwing a birthday party. Colin said he didn't have any friends to invite. All of the kids at school "don't like me" and "make fun of me," Colin told his mom.

That's when Colin's mom took matters into her own hands, with the a little help from Facebook. She created a Facebook page entitled "Happy Birthday Colin."

The page reads: "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."

It has garnered the attention of over 30,000 friends and well-wishers sending Colin birthday wishes from around the world.

Colin's 11th birthday is on March 9, which is when his mom plans to unveil the page to her son.

There's still time! You can wish Colin a Happy Birthday on the Facebook page here.

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

I thought people would be ripping into them on it. So I took a look and was pleasantly surprised to see this isn't the case.

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

Awesome!!!!

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

This is glurge, not news

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

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This is glurge, not news



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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

Poor kid, hopefully this boosts his self esteem.

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Yeah, it's probably in my favor the groan button is gone for now

Still standing by my comment though. That's definitely a glurge-happy mom.

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

Kinda broke my heart, cant imagine having your kid come to you and say don't make me a party no one likes me and everyone makes fun of me.

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

I can relate, I have mild aspergers

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Re: Mom's Facebook Birthday Surprise for Her Son with Aspergers

Sorry - it came from a newsource ... I didnt post it for ppl to send the kid a card or "like" him on FB. Thought it was a nice feel good story. Guess it woulda been more "newsy" if mom locked the kid in a cage in the basement until he was 40 or something




fine it sucked - eat it

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