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Happy Birthday Colin!

by Jess Kelley

This story gives me goosebumps. 

Colin is turning 11 on March 9 and when his mom asked him who he wanted to invite to his birthday party he said, "No one because I has no friends!" :( 

But Colin's mom had an even better idea. She went to Facebook and created "Happy Birthday Colin" Facebook page. 

She posted this," 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."

Let's just say as of now the FB page has 226K likes. Just yesterday it had 13K. The best part is, he has no idea! It's a total secret. :) I hope he's excited and not mad. 

Go wish Colin a Happy Birthday or even send him a Birthday Card! 

ADDRESS: PO box 756 Richland, MI 49083-0756 


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