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.
A Michigan woman has created a Facebook page to help her son have a happy birthday, and find out just how many people support him.
A woman from the Kalamazoo area, identified only as Jennifer, asked her ten-year-old son, Colin, if he wanted a party for his upcoming birthday. Colin told her that there was no point, because he had no friends, and the other kids at school make fun of him.
Colin has Asperger's Syndrome and some other health issues, which makes socialization difficult for him. He
Jennifer decided to do something to show her son that he has many people that care about him, so she set up a Facebook page, called "Happy Birthday Colin" where people could wish him a happy birthday, and leave him an encouraging message. She was hoping to get fifty or so likes, but soon found herself overwhelmed with the response to the page.
By Wednesday morning, the page had over 1.1 million likes, and wishes from people all over the United States and the rest of the world. People are sending in photos and videos of themselves wishing him a happy birthday. She found out that many people wanted to send him cards so she set up a post office box for people and even uploaded a video so people could "meet" Colin.
If you would like to wish Colin a happy birthday, send cards to the address below, or click the link to the right of this story!
PO Box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756
The page quickly caught the atten